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A Highbrow Halloween Reading List

If you’re already tired of the never-ending marathons of Halloween horror films on TV, maybe you’d like to celebrate the season by some reading. Flavorwire has some suggestions in a reading list that ranges from Hamlet (yes, it’s a ghost story) to Aim For the Head: An Anthology of Zombie Poetry. Maybe it’s just us, but [...]

Knitted Spam Poetry

Those strangely written emails in your spam folder make a lot more sense once you understand that they’re actually lines of poetry. Mar Canet and Varvara Guljajeva knitted them together into a form that will be perfect for your next open mic poetry night. Link -via Craft

Proper Opossum Poetry Corner

(YouTube link) ME Pearl, whose full name is Pearl de Sagesse de Sabaduria. does poetry with her Opossum. (via Arbroath) Previous possum post: Proper Opossum Pedicure

Bacon Poet Magnetic Poetry

Bacon Poet Magnetic Poetry – $11.95 Dont’ have the words to describe your undying love for a smoking hot piece of strippy bacon? You need the Bacon Poet Magnetic Poetry kit from the NeatoShop. This sizzling set includes over 200 word magnets perfect for expressing your smoldering desires for your favorite bypass in a skillet. Be sure [...]

Vampire Magnetic Poetry

Vampire Poetry | $11.95 A modern poetry kit that gives you all the words and none of the work! The Vampire Magnetic Poetry Kit from the NeatoShop has 200 blood-sucking word magnets you can combine over and over again! It’s “a box of words that go for the throat.” Great for any vampire fan, sparkly or not, [...]

What Does a Poet Laureate Actually Do?

Philip Levine, an American poet, was appointed this week to the poorly paid, less-than-powerful, yet somehow-still-lofty position of United States’ poet laureate, triggering a cacophony of questions from average American news consumers like me. These questions include the following: who’s this octogenarian dude in a t-shirt talking about the fine arts during primetime? And, what [...]

Magnetic Poetry

Magnetic Poetry – $11.95 Do you long to create your own captivating poetry, but lack the energy to come up with your own witty words? You need a Magnetic Poetry set from the NeatoShop. These fantastic 200+ word magnet sets come up with all the right words for you. All you need to do is arrange [...]

Broetry: Poems for the Frat Boy in All of Us

What? You don’t have a frat boy in you? Well, you might get a kick out of Brian McGackin’s (AKA the “Broet Laureate’s”) slender-but-fun volume of poems anyway. They include gems like this, a bro-tastic send-up of William Carlos Williams’ “This is Just to Say” — I have finished the beer that was in the icebox and which you were [...]