My Bad Poetry

My Bad Poetry

Aaron and Dave dive into an old private journal to read poems written in high school. Along the way the two have found themselves joined by some incredibly amazing people, all willing to share some of their own bad poetry. Experience a mix of self-reflection, humor, self-deprecation, great conversations and just maybe a half decent poem!

Recent Episodes

March 4, 2024

Untitled Wolf Journal Entry (Obsession Redux)

Dave and Aaron banked an odd episode in case the weekend got busy. Here the co-hosts return to Aaron's high school Wolf Journal with the sad realization that Aaron often dwelled on the same topics and styles. They take this …
Feb. 26, 2024

Pumpkin King ... Decreasing Functionality (w/ L.M. Cole)

From dark tendrils to spotted slugs and briars of prongs, L.M. Cole's draft folder is full of some strange images. Aaron and Dave dive into the draft folder with L.M. to find the less than subtle cries for help in the glassy…
Feb. 19, 2024

Playground & Have you ever seen [...]? (w/ jason b. crawford)

Dave and Aaron find themselves in the presence of the 2023 Omnidawn 1st/2nd Book Prize winner, jason b. crawford! That being said the poems they share on the show aren't ones that made the cut for Yeet! or Year of the Unicor…
Feb. 12, 2024

Confinement, Silk Road, & Adynaton (w/ Madeleine Corley)

While Dave is unable to make it, Aaron and Madeleine carry on a cosmic journey over a silk road to a ocean of plastic. From 2017 and 2018 archived documents Madeleine finds evidence of unrequited love and odd artistic choice…
Feb. 5, 2024

Ode to My Pal, John & La Reine du Déguisement (w/ Nicole Tallman)

Nicole returns to My Bad Poetry with a high school poem and a college assignment (that earned an A). The only thing these two poems share? Nicole thinks they are bad. Since Dave and Aaron have no clue how to speak or read Fr…
Jan. 29, 2024

The Jail I Enrolled Into, The Fallen god, & Chocolate Cake (w/Shiksha Dheda)

Shiksha wants to make it clear that these are the poems of a 16 year old so listeners beware. From "school is a prison," to a personified Death, Shiksha takes Dave and Aaron through the ringer of cliche high school poems. Th…