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.
- My work can be found in REAL: Regarding Arts and Letters, The Jabberwock Review, The Emerson Review, Storyglossia, The MacGuffin, Confrontation, Passages North, SmokeLong Quarterly, elimae, wigleaf, Pank, New Delta Review, and Gargoyle #57, among others. 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. Currently, I'm an Associate editor for Narrative Magazine. In 2011, I was awarded the Carol Houck Smith Contributor Scholarship for the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference.