Monday, August 3, 2009

Bad poetry: oy vey!

Did you know that August 18 is bad poetry day? I didn't, either. The Jews told me. Or, more specifically, I found out about it via My Jewish Learning's Bad Poetry Contest. According to them:
"As Jews, this event is of the utmost importance, since Judaism has been responsible for some of the best poetry in the world. The Book of Psalms. The Song of Songs. Barry Manilow. No matter what the emotion, no matter the occasion, some poet has probably captured the sentiment perfectly in verse form--and, as likely as not, that poet might be Jewish. MyJewishLearning is determined to fight this disturbing trend."
Submit your bad Jewish poetry to them by Aug. 11 and you might win yourself an i-Pod Shuffle and a rubber chicken. That is, if you've got the chutzpah.

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