Amanda McKittrick Ros was an Irish writer who is famous for creating "serious literature" so uncommonly and astonishingly bad that it is utterly hilarious to read. She is a cult figure in the world of words, inspiring many unsuccessful attempts at imitation and enjoying the admiration of famous literary figures.
Poems of Puncture, the first book of poetry by Amanda McKittrick Ros, universally considered to be the best worst writer in the history of the English language, is here presented in its glorious entirety.
Poems of Puncture contains many piercing verses spanning a broad range of themes, each clearly held great emotional importance to Amanda McKittrick Ros: a spa, her dog, her most beloved tree, and many poems devoted to people she didn't like, including "Largebones - The Lawyer" :
Beneath me hear in stinking clumps,
Lies Lawyer Largebones all in lumps ;
A rotten mass of clockholed clay,
Which grows more honeycombed each day.
See how the rats have scratched his face ?
Now so unlike the human race ;
I very much regret I can’t
Assist them in their eager “bent.”
Like all of Amanda's books Poems of Puncture was self published and very few copies were sold into circulation, meaning that until now Poems of Puncture has been extremely scarce and very expensive.
However, The Amanda McKittrick Ros Society has painstakingly and faithfully reproduced Poems of Puncture (with a new cover depicting the possible nature of Amanda's inspiration) in both softcover and ebook formats, meaning you can now inexpensively add this timeless tome to your collection and enjoy this finely crafted book of ridiculous poetry by yourself and with those you treasure the most.
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