Friday, May 16, 2008

'World's worst poet' works up for auction

So let's see, nobody even buys good poetry, and yet some works by a man known as the "world's worst poet" are expected to fetch thousands of dollars. God bless the wisdom of the marketplace.
"William McGonagall was mocked by literary critics and had food thrown at him during public readings, before dying penniless in an unmarked grave in Edinburgh in 1902."

Is that what it takes to be a well-known poet? Sign me up!

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