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Monday, August 1, 2016

Uninvent this

I have a copy of the New York with a feature called "Uninvent this." High heeled shoes, dancing, Chinese characters, are among the examples. I would "uninvent" the New Yorker poem, just temporarily, but replacing the type of poems that appear in the New York for one week with poems from my bad poem book. Then the poems would be funnier than the cartoons.

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