B Is for Bad Poetry

B Is for Bad Poetry

Pamela August Russell

Forget Shakespeare. Don’t anticipate Donne. Shelley and Keats: banished! And there’s completely no poet laureate from the golden or the other age. So fawning PhDs in love with little-understood verses via long-dead writers should still move in different places. this can be poetry for the remainder of us—bad poetry!


Pamela Russell’s unexalted (but completely hysterical) poems mock, chide, accuse, tease, comic story, undermine, aspect, and chuckle on the global round us—and at something that takes itself too heavily. Her non-canonical oeuvre comprises: Tea for 2 (A Tragedy); Nietzsche And The Ice-Cream Truck; Capitalism Can Fall unlike I Fell For You; Inappropriately Touched by means of An Angel; Love is sort of a bathroom Bowl; and plenty of extra.


Who knew undesirable poetry should be so solid!



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