Linked: The Comment-Box Poets of The New York Times

The Bygone Bureau takes a fascinating look at a small, vibrant community of poets in the comments section of the New York Times.

Since about January of 2009, these poet-commenters have laced many a blog post or op-ed with their peculiar form of guerilla poetry. Although they can be found commenting on everything from nuclear arms control and the pricing of short stories, they seem to save their real passion for Ben Schott’s vocabulary blog, to the point that verse comments can often outnumber prose comments.

I love the poem “An Ode to the Overdraft Fee“. (via Kottke)

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