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James Franco Selects His Favorite Poems

"The O'Hara poems are beautiful and deceiving. On one level they feel frivolous, but O'Hara always ties them up with a significant event or line that pulls everything taut..\"

By Brienne Walsh

Read Godzilla Haikus

"Civilization / I destroy it to feel like / I'm a part of you."

By Edith Zimmerman

Bono’s Poetry Offends

This isn't even the worst part: 'Elvis white trash / Elvis the Memphis flash / Elvis didn’t smoke hash and woulda been a sissy without Johnny Cash.'

By Lane Brown

Poets Invade Brooklyn!

Poets — and, apparently, Bill Murray — paraded across the Brooklyn Bridge yesterday afternoon to raise money for Poets House. We wish they'd instead crossed the Kosciuszko. What rhymes with that, you clever poets?

‘Times’ Couplets: Nobody Mention the Elephant in the Room

Wherein we arrange Times headlines in verse to bring you secret messages from the paper of record. Tough Time Ahead for President New War Czar Wins Praise, but White House Is FaultedLack of Access to Polling Places, For 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Split on Party Lines, It's Subpoena Time! Lies, Sighs and Politics Victory, Defeat, RealityPart Coach, Part Motivator and 100 Percent Welcomed: Waiting for Al Gore. They Always Come Out Ahead; Bet on It? Let's Twist Again, Dude, as the Screws Turn.