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Thursday, July 27, 2006

from The Onion

National Poetry Month Raises Awareness Of Poetry Prevention
April 27, 2005 | Issue 41•17

NEW YORK—This month marks the 10th National Poetry Month, a campaign created in 1996 to raise public awareness of the growing problem of poetry. "We must stop this scourge before more lives are exposed to poetry," said Dr. John Nieman of the American Poetry Prevention Society at a Monday fundraising luncheon. "It doesn't just affect women. Young people, particularly morose high-school and college students, are very susceptible to this terrible affliction. It is imperative that we eradicate poetry now, before more rainy afternoons are lost to it." Nieman said some early signs of poetry infection include increased self-absorption and tea consumption.


Blogger Lindsey said...

ok, you have to at least credit me for sending it over.

8:24 PM

Blogger Jonathan Ball said...

i credit no one for nothing, especially when they deserve it. but thanks anyway for letting me know about this article.

10:05 AM

Blogger Lindsey said...

you're welcome, mr. double negative.

5:04 PM


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