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Bad Poetry Day

Bad Poetry Day

About Bad Poetry Day

When is National Bad Poetry Day? This holiday is always observed on August 18

Bad Poetry Day is a day to create some really bad verse. But, why you ask? Perhaps, the answer is simply “because you can”. Maybe this August 18 holiday exists to allow us to better appreciate good poetry. Or, perhaps it is to be written to irritate someone. If bad poetry just isn’t your thing, you can read some great poetry. For starters, may we suggest works by Emily Dickinson, one of America’s greatest poets.

According to, the creators of this day, the intention is to gather a group of old high school friends, and write some really bad poetry together. Then, send the poetry to your old high school teacher. Wow! That sounds like a lot of fun.

Today’s Poem is dedicated to you, the reader:

So, you’re a poet
But you don’t know it.
Try writing some verse
But, don’t be terse.
After it’s writ,
It will read like……….

To celebrate this special holiday, it is not enough to just write some bad poetry. Rather you need to read it to someone or give it to someone to read.

Walt Whitman is probably turning in his grave today.

Happy Bad Poetry Day!

How to Celebrate and Participate in Bad Poetry Day

Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate Bad Poetry Day:

  • Write some bad poetry.
  • Read or send bad poetry to someone.
  • Take the opposite approach and read good poetry.

Today's Quote

“Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind.” – – Ralph Waldo Emerson.

History and Origin of Bad Poetry Day

This special day was actually created by the good folks at They have created a number of special days and have actually copyrighted them so they can profit by it. Dontcha just love America!?

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