August 14, 2008 [RALEIGH, NC]-
How does Lulu love thee? Let us count the ways.
When your poetry is bad, it may seem sad,
But don't fear - National Bad Poetry Day is here.
On August 18th, celebrate the worst of the worst, verse for verse.
If your poetry is good, don't just knock on wood,
Try the Writer's Digest Poetry Awards-it's annual,
And entering won't require a manual.
But don't digress - thirty-two lines or less.
If you win, a cash prize and a book - a success!
And published on Lulu.com-you'll have to beat back the throng.
Poetry is something everybody has written at one time or another, whether they will admit it or not. So why not take the cheesiest, most angst-ridden, overwrought missives penned, and show them off proudly on National Bad Poetry Day on August 18? It's time to finally laugh at those pining high school love poems, or the witty couplets doodled on a napkin.
If your poetry talent is a little more serious than a few embarrassing scribbles, enter the Writer's Digest Poetry Awards Contest. First place winner gets $500 and a free publishing package from Lulu.com - a great way to publish your poetry collection. The top fifty poems will be printed in a special competition collection published on Lulu.com, the premier marketplace for digital content.
"Poetry is deceptively simple, but a really challenging literary form. The Writer's Digest contest gives aspiring poets a chance to show off their talent, and a way to promote their work," says Gail Jordan, Director of Public Relations at Lulu.com. "This is a great opportunity. And Lulu is a great place to publish your poetic worst and best."
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