Bad Poetry Contest / Towel Day Celebration


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Date: Thursday, May 25, 2023
Time: all day
Cost: FREE
Canmore Library

Enter the Canmore Library's Bad Poetry Contest!

May 25th is Towel Day, a day to celebrate author of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Douglas Adams.

In honour of this day, the CPL is hosting a Bad Poetry Contest from May 5th - 25th. Write an original piece of Vogon poetry for your chance to win a brand-new face towel!

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Douglas Adams explains in The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy: “Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.(…) During a recitation by the poet master Grunthos the Flatulent of his poem "Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning", four of his audience died of internal hemorrhaging and the president of the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council survived by gnawing one of his own legs off.”

If you think your poetry talents can elicit similar (but hopefully, non-lethal) reactions, this contest is for you!

Between May 5th and 24th, submit a gut-wrenchingly bad poem which will make us wish we hadn’t been born. Submissions can be made online here, or in person by handing it to the unfortunate librarian at the desk. Don’t forget to add your name, phone, and email so we can reach you if you win (to congratulate you, of course!).

The winner will be chosen on Towel Day, May 25, by random draw, and will receive a brand new face towel because: “A towel is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have.” (The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams)

So do your best, or worst (piece of poetry), and remember: “Don’t Panic“! :)