“Bad Poems By Good Poets”Posted: June 19, 2012
is an interesting anthology published in 1957. Copies are SUPER hard to find, I bought mine at the Needham Public Library’s Used Book Sale for 50 cents. Some of them are definitely debatable (the Yeats one seems fine, the T. S. Eliot one is a little mean-spirited because he wrote it when he was 10) but some of the guys (they’re all guys) like Frost looked pretty clowned on.
Hey, at least they swung for it, right? In the Frost one, too, you’re still like, “well, he’s still Robert Frost, you know? I’ll give him a pass on this one.”
Anyway, on that subject: