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A jam submission

Poems for February 3, 2020View project page

Disposable poetry
Submitted by miserytourism (@miserytourism) — 40 days, 4 hours before the deadline
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www.miserytourism.com

Synopsis
The following six poems were written on Sunday, February 2, 2020 with the foreknowledge that they would be published on February 3, 2020 as my (late) contribution to Misery Tourism's January "release date" submission theme. My goal was to write poems that would rapidly become meaningless after their date of publication without having the poems themselves disappear or self-destruct.. My hope is that these poems exist in Misery Tourism's archives for years, completely worthless but still present, like non-biodegradable trash.

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Submitted

I think it is great that you wrote with a purpose - even if you intended on these poems becoming trash. Unfortunately, I can't let you have what you want. I think it's thoroughly interesting the way you write in the moment of February 2, 2020; not knowing the results of the sports game, and with the new album release. I like how you desperately avoid trying to portray any meaning beyond your immediate observations. I liked Canker Sore a lot. If you want to check out my work, I'd greatly appreciate any feedback :)

Submitted

although this is labeled as trash and although the purpose is for them to become meaningless, i will say that i enjoyed this chapbook, especially the concept that vivid descriptions can give something “transcendental power”.

Host (1 edit) (+1)

"Poems for February 3, 2020" is a second submission by miserytourism (author of TRUE NAMES). Ever the victor at the art of a good synopsis, the entity known as William H. Duryea expressed: "The following six poems were written on Sunday, February 2, 2020 with the foreknowledge that they would be published on February 3, 2020 as my (late) contribution to Misery Tourism's January "release date" submission theme. My goal was to write poems that would rapidly become meaningless after their date of publication without having the poems themselves disappear or self-destruct.. My hope is that these poems exist in Misery Tourism's archives for years, completely worthless but still present, like non-biodegradable trash." I'd describe the beginning as the nu-wave astrology I'd like to see more of, and hope I see some strange rat art about. Otherwise tune in for farces on American news.

Developer(+1)

Hi, just wanted to clarify that this one here is by William H. Duryea, not E.E. COLI as the other one (TRUE NAMES) was.  We appreciate the comments though! 

Host(+1)

Oh! thank you for correcting! Wasn't sure if miserytourism was a collective or a very varied person! I'll edit

Submitted(+1)

very nice. keep it up

Submitted (1 edit) (+1)

Really interesting concept! I liked the poetry style as well, in my opinion, this sort of bending of literary-norms is what poetry is about!