I bought a bad poem by Tao Lin:
poem for katrinza denza about paper airplanes
my brother was good at making paper airplanes
he was a good soccer player and received awards for essays and art
in high school he was a skateboarder and received C's and D's in scho ol
he went to a shitty art school in philadelphia with like a 2.0 GPA
then he went to graduate school at Yale
he came home and kept saying, 'I make $100 an hour'
he gave me a $1000 check for christmas
i think everyone should make christmas gifts and not buy them
but money is okay because you can get what you want
and you don't waste anything or have to return anything
*this is not Tao Lin's "handwriting."
this is a font.
It arrived in a PDF which I couldn't reproduce here, so you'll have to believe me when I tell you the font is pretty. If you want a bad poem specifically written for you, just click on the link.
- Originally from Vermont, I now live in North Carolina. My work can be found in recent issues of REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, and Pank, among others, and forthcoming from Gargoyle #57 and REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters. One of my stories has been translated into Farsi by Asadollah Amraee, and many others by Jalil Jafari, two of which have been published in the Iranian journal, Golestaneh Magazine. For two years I worked as an assistant editor for Narrative Magazine. Currently, I serve as a mentor for Dzanc's Creative Writing Sessions. I'm working on two novels and a short story collection. In May, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the 2011 Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.