Friday, July 16, 2010

Samuel Amadon in Coldfront

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTSamuel Amadon

COLDFRONT MAGAZINE LIKE A SEA SAMUEL AMADONLIKE A SEA SAMUEL AMADON THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA PRESSHat tip to bad-poem hat-tricker Samuel Amadon, whose new book Like a Sea, published by the University of Iowa Press, is reviewed today by PJ Gallo in Coldfront Magazine.

Edward Smallfield

Today on rob mclennan's blog:
12 or 20 (small press) questions put to Edward Smallfield, publisher of Apogee Press

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worst Use of the Exclamation Point in a Poem

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWorst Use of the Exclamation Point in a Poem
1st Prize Winner: Samuel Amadon
Category: Worst Use of the Exclamation Point in a Poem

No Shift

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SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worse Poem Wherein the Title of the Poem Is Longer than the Poem

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWorse Poem Wherein the Title of the Poem Is Longer than the Poem
1st Prize Winner: Thierry Brunet
Category: Worse Poem Wherein the Title of the Poem Is Longer than the Poem

Bracelets, Carillons, Chignons, Coaches, Crinolines, Croissants, Crystal Chandeliers, Brioches, Diamonds, Deception, Etiquette, Fragrance, Genuflection, Gentry, Intrigue, Marquis, Neckerchief, Necklace, Polka, Violins and Waltz.

(Or how the nonchalant commandant had a wickedly dangerous fascination for the newest debutante in town.)

A poem about love and tintinnabulum.


Belle Marjorie Chenonwett's arrival in London has already caused somewhat of a stir.

Orange liqueur,

And enamored Monsieur.

How she missed the minarets of Monastir.

SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worst Political Limerick

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWorst Political Limerick
1st Prize Winner: Jim Maughn & Jessica Breheny
Category: Worst Political Limerick

There once was a girl from Alaska
who’d wink, lie, and lambast-ya
she saw Putin’s head
so south promptly fled
Presidential? Idaho, I ’ll ask-a!

SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worst Poem Using the Words “Gull,” “Zephyr,” and “Persephone”

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWorst poem using the words gull, zephyr, and Persephone
1st Prize Winner: Samuel Amadon
Category: Worst Poem Using the Words “Gull,” “Zephyr,” and “Persephone”


Totally Ashley was like, “Persephone!”

Then this Robert was like, “Zephyr!”

Of course Katherine was all like, “Gull!”


SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worst Poem Titled “Steampunk”

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWorst Poem Titled Steampunk
1st Prize Winner: Chris Vitiello
Category: Worst Poem Titled “Steampunk”

Steampunk

yeah, you open your can
of PBR while i open
my can of whup-ass

SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worst Use of White Space Poem

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWorst Use of White Space Poem
1st Prize Winner: Paul Baker
Category: Worst Use of White Space Poem

White Space Poem

PAUL BAKER

SPD Bad Poetry Contest: Worst Poem Titled “Unicorns in Fog”

SPD's AWP BAD POEM CONTESTWORST POEM TITLED UNICORNS IN FOG
1st Prize Winner: Samuel Amadon
Category: Worst Poem Titled “Unicorns in Fog”

Unicorns in Fog

One unicorn said “I can’t see you”
The other unicorn said “I can’t see you”
One unicorn said “I still can’t see you”
The other unicorn said “I still can’t see you”
One unicorn said “I can’t even see the ground”
The other unicorn said “I can’t even see the ground”
Brandon Shimoda & Lisa Schumaier
Brandon Shimoda and Lisa Schumaier visit SPD with their Volvo 740 Turbo Intercooler station wagon.
 
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