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B Is For Bad Poetry
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Pamela gives an overview of the book:

Forget Shakespeare. Don’t count on Donne. Shelley and Keats: banished! And there’s absolutely no poet laureate from the golden or any other age. So fawning PhDs in love with little-understood verses by long-dead writers should go elsewhere. This is poetry for the rest of us—bad poetry!   Pamela Russell’s unexalted (but thoroughly hysterical) poems mock, chide, accuse, tease, joke, undermine, point, and laugh at the world around us—and at anything that takes itself too seriously. Her non-canonical oeuvre includes: Tea For Two (A Tragedy); Nietzsche And The Ice-Cream Truck; Capitalism Can Fall Not Like I Fell For You; Inappropriately Touched By An Angel; Love Is Like A Toilet Bowl; and many more.   Who knew bad poetry could be so good!
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Forget Shakespeare. Don’t count on Donne. Shelley and Keats: banished! And there’s absolutely no poet laureate from the golden or any other age. So fawning PhDs in love with little-understood verses by long-dead writers should go elsewhere. This is poetry for the rest of us—bad poetry!

 

Pamela Russell’s unexalted (but thoroughly hysterical) poems mock, chide, accuse, tease, joke, undermine, point, and laugh at the world around us—and at anything that takes itself too seriously. Her non-canonical oeuvre includes: Tea For Two (A Tragedy); Nietzsche And The Ice-Cream Truck; Capitalism Can Fall Not Like I Fell For You; Inappropriately Touched By An Angel; Love Is Like A Toilet Bowl; and many more.

 

Who knew bad poetry could be so good!

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How To Reprimand A Cynical Optimist
You can have your cake
and eat it too
but don’t let me catch you
five minutes later
in the bathroom
with your finger
down your throat.

From B Is For Bad Poetry
(Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.)

Betty Crocker’s Oven-Free Cookbook Tops The Bestseller List In Hell “Look,” said Hitler
to Hesse, “I made
Himmler a cake
for his birthday.”
“Mmm, so moist
and fluffy,” said Hesse,
“and it practically
baked itself!”

From B Is For Bad Poetry
(Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.)   A Brief History Of Feminism Sally sells seashellsby the seashoreas if people didn't knowyou could justgo to the beach and find them yourself.
 From B Is For Bad Poetry
(Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.)
 

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About Pamela

Pamela August Russell is the author of B is for Bad Poetry out now from Sterling Publishing. The Los Angeles Times says "It may not be Walt Whitman, but Miss Russell's verses are often a whole lot funnier." Her short stories and poetry have appeared in several...

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