Poetry News

The worst poem in Houston

By Harriet Staff

It’s August 18 and time to get your tautology-shot epithalamion on. The folks at Houston Press are doing their worst? best? to celebrate cringe-worthy verse in honor of National Bad Poetry Day. In collaboration with local poet Richard Levy, a team of would-be poetasters have set out to pen the most gawdawful train-wreck doggerel this side of the sun belt.

You can read the result, entitled “The Nightingale and the Other Bird,” here.

Think you can out-cacophony Bayou City? You’ve got until midnight tonight! Brush up on your faulty meter and overwrought adverbs here.

Originally Published: August 18th, 2011