May 10, 2002 6:51 AM   Subscribe

Poemranker, the hotornot of poetry.
posted by swift (10 comments total)
Eyes. Goggles. Nothing.

After 5 or 6 submits-and-refreshes, I haven't felt as violently opposed to the very concept of poetry in years.

Thanks for that.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:08 AM on May 10, 2002


My better half is a poet by trade, so I just went in the other room and told her about this site.

"You wanna put up a poem?"

"How about I just myself out to kid's parties as a pinata, instead?"
posted by jonmc at 7:26 AM on May 10, 2002

Good point and very well put.

Here's the first comment for the #1 ranked poem:

"Couldn't I just rip your clothes off and fuck you like there's no tomorrow?"

Now come on, that's deep.

I'm sensing a pattern of single sentences and double spaces here.
posted by iconomy at 7:33 AM on May 10, 2002

Now come on, that's deep.

Beyond deep. I, for one, am profoundly moved.
posted by jonmc at 7:40 AM on May 10, 2002

There is some amazing badness on that site...read some of the Top Ten Worst Poems.
posted by SisterHavana at 8:08 AM on May 10, 2002

read some of the Top Ten Worst Poems.

I used to run a poetry site that openly accepted submissions. I've read enough bad poetry to last me two lifetimes.
posted by jennyb at 9:05 AM on May 10, 2002

I'm at the shooting range write now... (crack-crackcrakcrak)
anyways, (chick-chick) poetry huh? (pu-tan-pu-tan-pu-tannnnnn) shit, my grouping at 100 yard sucks.

goggle up 'julia a moore' for more bad poetry.

i like the two randomizer parts in the post, some of those folks...
posted by clavdivs at 9:55 AM on May 10, 2002

my soul is black.
deep with bloody regret.
i need forever and forever
to erase
the razor's edge of
this death
this "poetry."

as an english/ creative writing teacher, i find myself strangely happy that i've found more than enough fodder for an upcoming lesson on cliché.
posted by ronv at 12:30 PM on May 10, 2002

Ladies and Gentlemen ... my poetry ...

Ladies and Gentlemen ... my reviews (so far) ...

"I didn't think this was very good at all, but I did catch the smell of my nose being broken afterwards, so maybe that means something. "

"The last line did bring it together enough that I knew what you're driving at, but not enough to make it good. Too many cliches."

I suddenly feel like Paul Verhoven. This is really fun ...
posted by feelinglistless at 12:56 PM on May 10, 2002

my god. even the top 10 is pretty awful.
and the comments are horrific.
posted by juv3nal at 3:27 PM on May 10, 2002

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