Have you ever rhymed swiss chard with credit card? Or lard with Die Hard? Think you're more avant-garde than the Bard? Then you might be the perfect candidate to become Boise's Best Bad Poet.
All weak wordsmiths and sub-par scribes are invited to Liquid on Friday, Feb. 11, to compete for "a shiny trophy," gift certificates and $100 cash. Bad poets will have 15 minutes to scribble out an original disaster piece on a given prompt. Finalists will then read their poems on stage with some emotionally stirring musical accompaniment.
Legit poet Derrick Brown, founder of Write Bloody Publishing (see Arts, page 30), will be on hand as a guest judge, along with Sherry Japhet, host of Boise's Not Too Late Show, and cowboy poet Dan "Reride" Smith.
Prizes will be given to first-, second- and third-place winners along with a special prize for crowd favorite.
Tickets are $5 for bad poets and masochists, or free if you purchase a ticket to Brown's performance at the Rose Room on Saturday, Feb. 12.