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Praise the Lord and Pass the Guacamole

June 22, 2015 - by Catty Marlboro

You think we would have stopped after the incredible sales of Shiny Avocado of Lust, which were incredible in a kind of incredibly bad one. But, no, we couldn’t help ourselves when the loverly Kate Showalter proposed yet another compilation of asinine erotic poetry, this one even asininier and erotickier: 50 Shades of Avocado: XXX Poems features the sublime and salacious work of: Amethyysst, Lupina Alpert, Joseph Cartwright, Cynthia Chen, The Bare-Fanged Contessa, Neil Deep, Helen Farquarson, David Allen Ferguson, Reagan Gilancy, Megan Hellcat III, Tomas Kundera, Helen Radke, Danielle St. Clair, Katharina Von Hohenzollern, Rich Whiteman, and many other writers you’ve never heard of but whose names sound vaguely familiar. Like Shiny, it is also cheap! Have we given you the URL yet? Yes? Well, here it is again.

4 Comments »

  1. Neil Jung — July 1, 2015 @ 9:02 am

    I presume I can expect a gritty poem starring a sentient, jealous rabbit vibrator?

  2. Juan Felipe Herrera — July 3, 2015 @ 12:05 pm

    Poets’ names are becoming more and more like Xbox gamertags every year. After crunching the numbers I’ve determined that within three years we’ll be seeing “xY630plathjz5000″ in the back bottom rows of indie bookstores that smell like cat piss.

  3. Fresh Truth Poet — July 5, 2015 @ 11:33 am

    Wow. Haven’t gotten around to reading yet today but, just my coming to this site is certainly high praise. I really liked SHINY AVOCADO. Didn’t like ASININE LOVE POETRY at all. I just sat with that in the bathroom for hours and nothing happen. Like my thighs went to sleep, my pants all round my ankles. Hopefully this anthology can live up to this (oddly brief) review.

  4. Kay Ryan — July 15, 2015 @ 12:24 pm

    Lifting sanctions and treating poetry like a sovereign nation deserving of a peaceful nuclear program are probably some of the best things we can do if we want to encourage their people to be part of the literary community. Extremism and xenophobia are hard to sustain when your country is full of people enjoying growing prosperity in a globalized economy. But slam poetry still sucks.

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