MinXus Mail Bag: Bad Poetry by Linda French (Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA)

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Mail art by Linda French (Two Harbors, Minnesota, USA)

Moan Lisa has a true talent for inventing mail art calls and concepts that have widespread appeal. The Bad Poetry call is one, as is 5089.

We deeply appreciate that Linda French sent us this “bad poetry” we believe is inspired by Moan Lisa. The thing about the Bad Poetry call is that, in our estimation, it is not necessarily producing bad poetry. Some of the works that can be seen online are parodies of what the authors consider bad poetry. We can make distinctions concerning bad good poetry or good bad poetry. Some of it, too, is actually very good poetry. We put this work by Linda French in the latter category. Thus, the Bad Poetry call asks us to explore our own views about what we like and do not like in a poem. It might actually be contributing to better poetry.

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And the reverse:

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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. danmouer2014
    May 18, 2015 @ 13:06:54

    Nice post DVS.

    Reply

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