AWPHUL poetry is Articulation With the PHonetic Use of Language. It often employs rhythmical patterns that create a musical flow or quality to the work. It is not limited to simple meter and can use complex meter or even varying forms of meter. It isn't random or off-beat like some contemporary poetry and falls in the great divide between the formalists and the contemporary poets. It attempts to stand out from the "accepted" poetry market that has essentially been rejected by the main stream. It is inspired by the "good bad poetry" that doesn't follow the rules but somehow manages to capture the public's attention even though it is labeled as "bad" by the poetry establishment.
This book is an introduction to the concept of AWPHUL poetry and provides 4 poems illustrating some of it's forms. The first two poems are about frogs with a little bit of humor (modern poets would call it doggerel). The other 2 poems are serious poems highlighting the tragedy of war. These poems help demonstrate the diversity of the Awphul style in both construction and subject matter. It also provides some of the basic rules of the AWPHUL style. As an added bonus it includes a short story geared towards young Christians. The short story is about a young boy who goes medal detecting at the beach and learns a lesson about buried treasure.
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Awphul poetry is the epitome of bad poetry. It often has meter, it often has rhyme, and it usually isn’t too abstract; it is almost everything that modern poets truly hate. The lines and stanzas almost never end mid-sentence, or with a preposition or conjugation. At times it can be musical or humorous which will make most poetry lovers cringe with an intense, searing disgust. It’s like washing down a mouthful of needles with a glass of vinegar, only less stimulating / inspiring. At least something truly awful will leave an impression, but awphul poetry is apparently so incredibly bad that it simply kills off your brain cells leaving no memory of the traumatic experience. So one must wonder why anyone would bother to consume this toxic mental concoction? One must also wonder why anyone would continue to write such unwanted garbage knowing full well that almost no one will ever want to read it? Then again, poetry has always been a way of sharing one’s pain with the world. If you’re going to suffer through a book of poetry, why not try something awphul?
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Short collection with some very funny and clever poems, plus some more serious ones.
I will warn that some of the acronyms in the poem Acronym Amphibian will get you censored. I thought "Toad Media Incorporated" and "World Tadpole Federaton" were quite clever (you just can't use the actual acronyms in a review). It's a nice sample, but unfortunately it's only a sample. It's a quick, light read. I liked all the poems and I like the AWPHUL poetry acronym. I think even people who don't normally like poetry would like it (assuming they're not offended by the playful way the author assigns his own meaning to certain acronyms).