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"Do Your Worst:" Bad Poetry Contest Returns to WT This Wednesday Night

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It's a fact: we are all made poets the minute we write a poem, no matter how awful it might be. And this Wednesday night, WTAMU wants to bear witness to your supreme mediocrity as it hosts the return of the Bad Poetry Contest. It's on campus at WT in Canyon, starting at 6:30p CT in Legacy Hall (inside the Jack B. Kelley Student Center).

And now I must appeal to the bad poets of the TX panhandle to pretty-please put pen to paper and participate in this annual celebration of terrible verse: WTAMU's Bad Poetry Contest. It was dearly missed last year, but it's making it's corny, cringe-y return in 2022. We were happy to welcome Dr. Matthew Harrison back into the studio to share some details, inspiration, and his own excellent "bad" poem. (For real, don't sleep on this one, folks. Do yourself a favor and click the audio link on this page and hear his lament about being a High Plains poet.)

The event kicks off this Wednesday evening, March 9th at 6:30p CT on the WT campus in Canyon, TX. Bad poets, please meet in the Jack B. Kelley Student Center's Legacy Hall. So do bring your cursed verse to share, and be sure to tell your friends. Write something new, or bring something old. Remember: the worse, the better!