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poetaster

a writer of inferior verse
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Eli Yishai has performed the unlikely feet of making poetry, bad poetry, relevant in the year 2012.
But in the attempt to mimic theological investment without evoking a real, Jewish engagement with the divine bad poetry or weak rhetoric skirt making a mockery of the endeavor.
MY SPECIALTY IS SAPPY LYRICS AND BAD POETRY, SO I'M AFRAID I'M AT A LOSS.
No, perhaps it's best to start at the end, when on Sunday, after a silly and uproariously funny "anti-slam" - a night of intentionally bad poetry and awful song lyrics to help local and still lingering touring poets decompress after an intense week of Nationals - Poets' Asylum co-founder Bill MacMillan announced his retirement from helming the 21-year-old poetry reading, turning over the reins to current hosts Sarah Sapienza and Liz Heath.
Even as "All of This and Nothing" rallied admirably around a notion of the poetic as an organizing principle for understanding some of our culture's most thoughtful and thrilling artists, it also introduced the accompanying caveat that contemporary art is by no means immune to the production of bad poetry either (take Ortega, for example)--disposed as it is to assuming the form of facile conceptual gestures, familiar tricks simulating authentic thought, and trite sentimentality.
William Topaz McGonagall (1825-1902), generally acknowledged as the worst poet in the English language ever, had the bad poetry thing off perfectly.
But this kind of dietetic context for prayer as a seasoning for a heterogeneous variety of experiences, or conversely as an experience that needs to be seasoned with something hotter, is as good an example of spiritual kitsch as any; and while we need to keep in mind that writing poetry is a less crucial activity than social work, we also need to be clear that this "stuff of the heart" is a recipe for bad poetry.
After Stuart Beechy became the seventh wicket to fall, after missing a straight full toss from Kevin Ross, even bad poetry could not save the Aussies, who finally mustered a brave but insufficient 166, to lose by 44 runs and allow Carless to round things off back in the clubhouse.
Talking about recipe books, did you know that the inventor of its modern form with accurate measurements, Eliza Acton (Modern Cookery for Private Family; 1845), wrote such bad poetry that a good publisher suggested she wrote recipes instead.
He talks to Olivia Edward about one of the least-explored places left on the planet, why he won't go back to the rainforest and how bad poetry can leave him feeling violent
Mike Chasar has an article in the September issue of Poets and Writers magazine titled, "Writing Good Bad Poetry.
The result is both rigorous and surprisingly accessible, considering the nature and depth of this study, and the chapter on bad poetry that is so bad it transcends itself and becomes comedy is both scholarly and hilarious.