people love trite poetry

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The poem above is from Thom Young’s Instagram Page 

[Thom] Young, a Pushcart Prize-nominated poet, decided to do an experiment. He thought he’d try writing the most vapid, simplistic poetry he could and post it to Instagram to see what happened.

“I decided that a parody or satire was needed to demonstrate how easy it was to get popular on social media, particularly on Instagram, writing this short, trite poetry,” he said. “And right away I started getting followers and likes like crazy” — going from 9,000 to 46,000 followers on Instagram in less than a year, he said.

Read more: 

This poet is trolling everyone on Instagram to show how social media glorifies pop poetry – Elizabeth Flock – PBS Newshour – 6/12/17

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