[lit-ideas] Re: Not Another Coyote

  • From: Donal McEvoy <donalmcevoyuk@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: lit-ideas@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2011 13:53:18 +0100 (BST)

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:


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:-


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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