[lit-ideas] Re: Not Another Coyote

Though perhaps dwarfed by world events, may the fact that the winner was a 
University Professor, and thus had an unfair advantage in being steeped in bad 
prose, not go unnoticed:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/terrible-prose-wins-literary-prize-2326215.html
 

That winner was good but, unlike the impressed comment-poster, thought the 
purple prose winner was clumsily-written (too obvious, painting-by-numbers way) 
with a too predictable pay-off, and not that amusing. 

Compare this literary "copper-smelling" genius:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pQXGId_Oe4&has_verified=1

Presumably there is a poetry equivalent, which may save us bothering to pick up 
the Bad Poetry Competition thread in years to come?

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