11.01.2006

Rejected Marketing Slogans for National Poetry Month

1. Nobody Doesn't Like "Annabel Lee"
2. What Can Browning Do For You?
3. Get the Door: It's "Endymion"!
4. With a Name Like Hicok, It's Got to be Good
5. Live in Your World. Play in Marianne Moore's.
6. Bring Out "The Hollow Men" and Bring Out the Best
7. I'm Lovin' It

7 comments:

LKD said...

The last one made me laugh. Out loud.

How 'bout:

Wouldn't you like to read a poet too? (read a poet, read read a poet...)

(the variation on that, taking into consideration the supposedly irresistible sexual magnetism of poets might be: Wouldn't you like to DO a poet too?)

Or:

Wherrrrrrrrrrrre's the POEM?

Or:

Two all beef patties special sauce lettuce cheese pickles onions on a sesame seed poem.

Or:

I'd like to give the world a poem and keep it company...

Oh, I'm shutting up. Mine are neither funny nor clever. I enjoyed the hell outta yours though.

nolapoet said...

Oh my God, these are HILARIOUS!! Well, you have your first two t-shirts, Emily! Get Cafe' Press-in'!!

R.

A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz said...

How about:

1.) Git 'er Donne!
2.) And Howe!
3.) Lorca round: Kunitz get any better?
4.) I got friends in Lowell places.
5.) Please, Sir, can I have some Moore?
6.) Put up your Muske-Dukes!
7.) Could you Pastan the Plumlies?
8.) Poe! I gots twenty-inch Rimbauds!


And of course, the official tunes:

9.) Roethke, Roethke, Roethke yer Doty, gently down the stream... Merrilly, Merrily, Merrilly, Merrilly, life is but a dreamsong....

10.) Let's talk about Sexton, baby... Let's talk about Li-Young Lee...

11.) Strand in the place where you work...

12.) Whit-man! na-na na-na na-na na-na, na-na na-na na-na na-na, Whit-man! (Pow! Whap!)


I'm an idiot.

Anonymous said...

Personally, I think are both brilliant!!!

32poems said...

Too funny!

Amy said...

One more, if you can stand it:

WWYD

What Would Yeats Do?

[giggle]

Matthew Thorburn said...

These are all hilarious!