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


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!

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.