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B Is for Bad Poetry by Pamela August Russell
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Oct 30, 2009

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bookshelves: poetry, 21st-century-american-lit

This book is fun and clever, but some of the poems are too cynical or too punny for me. Here are a couple of my favorites:
How To Save A Tangerine From Suffering

Never peel it.
Use it to practice
juggling instead.
Give it a name.
And another:
Riding Bitch With Rosemary Clooney & Peggy Lee

You with the stars
in your eyes
put them back
in the sky.
You're ruining it
for the rest of us.
I really did enjoy this, but it's like cheap candy - fun in the moment but without much complexity to savor and definitely no nutritional value.
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