Bad Poetry: A Tragedy by Theophilus Marzials


Bad Poetry series by Brian David Phillips
This episode: A Tragedy by Theophilus Marzials, published 1874

This example of bad poetry is often ranked number one in bad poetry collections as the worst poem ever written in the English language . . . and yet it feels as if it would be very much at home in many of the Beat poet collections or in a coffee house live reading with a black turtleneck and some percussion in the background surrounded by those huge cups of spy latte or the like no human can actually ever finish.

All the best,