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Walt Shitman's Bad Poets' Circle

the doggerel dump

Membership:
Open
Posting Access:
Anybody , Moderated
Do you write poetry? Do you have the self-awareness to know that your poetry sucks? Do you enjoy reading the bad poetry of others? Have you ever attended a poetry reading hosted by a Barnes & Noble? If so, please become a tendril of this community and help fill it up with the random thoughts you jot down and call a poem.



Please give us your worst poetry: the ones riddled with cliches, out of place archaic language, sentimentality, pretentiousness, misguided experimentation, love letters you were too shy to give to someone, really lame hopes and dreams, poems about cats, and whatever else you suck at.

Give us your input and critiques: If you post a poem here, it is basically up for grabs to be mercilessly mocked and savaged. Since this is the place to suck, there's no reason to either be offended by comments or hold your own back. We are all in on the joke, as it were. If you don't want your poem commented on, I guess just say so or disable the comments or whatever.

Give us your ideas about poetry: Since terms like 'poetry' and 'literature' are fluid and fuzzy to me, I would love to get dicussions going on here about poetry, poets, and writers you like as well as do not like. You can tell us why you love/hate certain real writers. You know, those who got published outside of the Thrifty Shopper circulars.

I totally hate these moderators who list a bunch of rules and regulations about joining their precious community as if anyone gives a shit. I tried to make this as anarchic as possible, so you don't even have to join to post. Perhaps I will make a meaningless and retarded application to show my contempt, which you can fill out for fun. I guess my only rules would be no plagiarism and no posting child pornography. If you want to make a long post or post photos, that's cool, but us a lj cut (ask if you don't know how to cut.) And no poems about child pornography either, sicko.

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