You’ve probably heard me talking about my “bad poetry project” the last couple of weeks on social media. This is it!
It started as a wild hair, joking with friends about how hilarious it would be to release a chapbook of all the shitty poetry I’d written back in high school. And college. And after college. Anyway…
Turns out, not only are other people willing to admit they wrote shitty poetry when they were hormone-riddled, but they think it’s hilarious and want to share it.
A few exciting conversations on Twitter, Facebook, and email later, I had fifteen contributors sending me some of the most cringe-worthy lines I’ve ever seen.
Why Did I Write That?! Embarrassing Poetry from School is the result.
Yes, it’s a real thing.
15 poets, 52 poems, 60 pages, intro by my own self.
Tomorrow, it’ll be $1.99 on Amazon, but…
For today only, it’s free to download right here.
I want to say a huge thank you to everyone who contributed and to everyone who encouraged me to take up this silly little project on a whim. It’s been hilarious, touching, and inspiring. And who knows? Maybe we’ll do another one in the fall…
PS – If you’re interested in submitting your own bad poetry, on any topic and from any time period, visit my new Tumblr: Why Did I Write That?! where you can send in anonymous (or not) work for the enjoyment of the masses.