Welcome to the biweekly Terrible Poetry Contest!
Did you know that everyone writes terrible poetry? Even bonafide, published, worshipped ‘poets’ write terrible poetry. Don’t worry; none of us is that famous (I think). We’re in it for the notoriety. Wanna join in but aren’t sure how to let it all go? Try reading my tips, here.
Here are the specifics for this contest:
- Matt won it all last round, and says we’ll write on the Theme of bad driving, free-verse style. Free verse is defined as “nonmetrical, nonrhyming lines that closely follow the natural rhythms of speech” (Poetry Foundation). Basically, you’re freewheeling it and trying to sound artsy doing so.
- You’re the driver; you choose the Length.
- Traditional free verse poetry does not Rhyme. You take that where you wish.
- Just make it terrible! Take the pedal to the medal on a collision course so awful you drive Ms. Daisy crazy.
- Rating: PG-13 or cleaner. I’ve seen you drive.
You have till 8:00 a.m. MDT on Thursday, April 14 to submit a poem.
Use the form below if you want to be anonymous for a week. It hasn’t gone through unless you see a message saying it has.
For a more social experience, include your poem or a link to it in the comments. Please alert me if your pingback or poem does not show up within a day.
The winner gains bragging rights, a badge, and the option to choose the next iteration’s topic and type of poem.
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