My shitty poems


#1

Didn’t know where beat to stick these so GET ME I’ve made a thread. Did a bunch last night because it was late.

Anyone know how to get more exposure on Instagram? I don’t think what I’m doing is great, but there’s some proper shit out there with thousands of followers.


#2

Was it you who did the 400m hurdles poem? If so, I periodically think back to it and chuckle.


#3

I went to see Tim Key last night, none of these would seem out of place in his act. That’s very high praise.


#4

I can’t answer your question, but I enjoyed your poems.


#5

I would copy the hashtags they’re using m9 and ditch them when you get a good following.


#6

Love your work so much, man.

Genuinely funny. Brilliant and funny. As @Antpocalypsenow - very Keysian indeed. Which is a good thing.


#7

It was yeah.

They’re all on my Instagram…page…thing.

And thanks, that means a lot.


#8

i’m shit at instagram and have no advice, but i really love your poems and yeah, very much agree with the tim key comparison.


#9

I did a solid lol at Captain Steamer and I’m now following you on Instagram. Beyond that I don’t know anything about anything I’m afraid.


#10

Thanks. I also really like Tim Key - do you think they’re TOO similar?


#11

I read them in his voice on accounts of how I’ve seen him about twelve times or something now.

I will say that his latest set has a lot less poetry in it than his older stuff though.


#12

i don’t think so, necessarily. there’s a similar feel and voice, but equally you’re coming at stuff from your own angle. it doesn’t feel like a shameless rip-off to me, but he’s an obvious point of reference.

does that make sense?

i would say that some of them remind me of the e.j. thribb poems in private eye as well.


#13

i’m really bad at explaining myself, sorry.


#14

Can I ask what fonts and programmes you use? Is it just Word? They look gr8


#15

Just Garamond in InDesign. Although I’m sure Garamond in Word would do the trick.

And thanks. YOU look great.


#16

No that makes sense. Cheers. It’s kind of like trying to write new music, you always worry it’s too similar to artists you like.

Meh.


#17

(Your poems are also v funny & good but you don’t need to compliment me back)


#18

well, creative projects never exist in a vacuum, they’re always the sum of their influences, so some similarities are inevitable and not worth worrying about. i know it’s easy to get really bogged down in stuff like that, though :frowning:

regardless of anything else, your poems make me smile lots and often, and i’m always happy when i see you’ve written new stuff, so yeah, keep at it! :slight_smile:


#19

Did a new one.


#20

Just stopping by to say I really enjoy these, keep it up.