Season 2

Aug. 27, 2022

#BadPoetryforGoodCauses Drive & Season 2 Wrap Up

Dave and Aaron discuss the donation drive "Bad Poetry for Good Causes" that occurred during the week after National Bad Poetry Day. A big thanks to the guests who chose awesome charities! If you want to support any or all …

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Aug. 22, 2022

1-11-92: Leshko's Coffee Shop & Home Cooking, NYC (w/Siân Killingswor…

Yes that is the full title of this bad poem brought to us by not one but two authors! Siân and Polina come on the show share a bit about their friendship and what may have been the magic combination …

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Aug. 15, 2022

Season 2 Bloopers and Outtakes

With Dave in Ohio (!) of all places and the season nearly wrapped, it seemed as good a time as any to drop our Season two outtakes reel. This time with guests!! Enjoy a mix of laughter and insight found …

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Aug. 8, 2022

Co-Host Q&A

Aaron and Dave take a break from their normal routine to answer some listener questions. A big thanks to all who sent in their queries! Hope we didn't leave you with more... My Bad Poetry Episode 2.22 "Co-Host Q&A" End …

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Aug. 1, 2022

The lowered face

Aaron's former self was so confident in the concept of this poem he even decided to leave the title in lower case. Dave and Aaron finish the poems from the second typed anthology of the Wolf journal poems and they …

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July 25, 2022

Santa Came & Time Is the Devourer of All Things (w/Terri Linn Davis)

We didn't intend to have a Christmas in July episode, but Santa showed up anyway... Terri Linn Davis brings her playfully horrific style to the show... just shall we say...lacking in the playful department with these early dr...

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July 18, 2022

The Tie

Dave and Aaron discuss a depressing collection of words, both in its subject matter and composition. A more pessimistic side of Aaron's previous self rears its ugly head in this poem about life, and death, and face paint? My...

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July 11, 2022

The List & Adam's Apple (w/Lannie Stabile)

Lannie Stabile joins Dave and Aaron to share a whole list of things, from her love of Ludo to her knowledge of plus-size chapbooks and TMNTs. Hear Dave fear for his co-host gig and Aaron attempt to keep everyone somewhat …

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July 4, 2022

Double Trouble, and Twice as Nice (w/ Jasper Fforde)

Dave and Aaron find themselves talking to one of their shared favorite authors and yes... we are as surprised as everyone else. Jasper Fforde brings his wit and wisdom to the show while sharing some of his poems that are …

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June 27, 2022

The Cry

A desensitized and demoralized duo look to understand the mind of a teenager in 2006 all while Aaron sounds like he is recording in a tin can. Aaron also tries and fails miserably at remember the name of a band …

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June 20, 2022

Gas Station Roses & Harvest (w/Mitchell Nobis)

With Dave unable to make the recording do to work, Mitch and Aaron soldier on through some... really bad poems. Whether or not they were trying to emulate gasoline infused roses or a manure covered country side one could say...

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June 13, 2022

Bitter Bitter & Complicated (w/Nicole Tallman)

Nicole Tallman brings pages of her high school journal to the show demonstrating a "Emily Dickenson" phase in her writing career. With hurricane briefings and further meetings limiting their time together one can only hope th...

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June 6, 2022


Aaron and Dave speed through what may be the pinnacle of Aaron's piney private "poetry", that or it's darkest valley (they landed on the latter). From a late lunch to an early out, this time crunched episode really makes you...

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May 30, 2022

A setting sun & Grey Palette (w/Shiksha Dheda)

Shiksha stumps Dave and Aaron with what may be the first "bad" poem that neither could say anything bad about...luckily she had more to share! From her style to some of her struggles and everything in between, Shiksha carries...

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May 23, 2022

Bonus Non-Episode

Dave and Aaron just had one too many events and life occurrences to juggle this week. Though they tried... the episode was not to be. Hear Aaron vamp for 5 or so minutes just to let you all know how …

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May 16, 2022

In This Room & Corsage (w/Raegen Pietrucha)

Raegen Pietrucha brings binders of bad poems to the podcast and proves that goth/emo poetry can transcend both time and place. My Bad Poetry Episode 2.11: "In This Room" & "Corsage" (w/Raegan Pietrucha) End Roem from a Real P...

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May 9, 2022

1 Hour and 23 Seconds

Contrary to the title, this poem does not take long to read, nor is this episode that length. But if it was would you still listen? Dave and Aaron circle around the idea of small talk and try to pin …

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May 2, 2022


Dave and Aaron return to the Wolf Journal for another of Aaron's high school poems. They were not sure how they felt about this one...or more accurately what they thought about it. Hear a teenager's attempt at an existentia...

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April 25, 2022

Revising & Don't Bury Me in a Donut (w/Kelli Russell Agodon)

Kelli Russell Agodon brings a much needed breath of fresh air when she shares her own "bad" poetry. Turns out Aaron's high school Wolf Journal isn't the only place failed poems have sat in purgatory! My Bad Poetry Episode 2....

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April 18, 2022

Bottom of the Barrel Bloopers

Buddies bumbling through baby care, busy seasons, and a bout of brain pain (migraine) were unable to work on this side project. Enjoy this B-side material from the cutting room floor! We will be back strong next week! My Ba...

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April 7, 2022

Baby Blooper Break

Sorry for the delay.. but really the title kinda sums it this one up. Life got in the way of recording this weekend... and we couldn't be happier for the reason! Congrats Co-host Dave and co. Correction: Outtakes are outtake...

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March 28, 2022

Just A Friend

Dave and Aaron wonder "what's wrong with being friends?" in this episode that tries to tackle Nice Guy Syndrome with the help of a very insightful wiki from Geek Feminism . My Bad Poetry 2.6: "Just A Friend" End Poem …

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March 21, 2022

The Observer

Aaron honestly has no good observations to make concerning this episode. Dave wishes Aaron's younger self felt the same way about poetry. Have your own bad poem for us? Email the show and it might be featured on the podcast....

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March 14, 2022

A Chipped Mask

Dave and Aaron chip at this poem to see if there is anything behind its elementary lines. Also Aaron learns how to read a poem. My Bad Poetry Episode 2.4: "A Chipped Mask" End Poem by a Real Poet: "How …

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