Bad Love Poetry

by Theresa Vimbanayi Chowa

Tonight Westminster Round, the English department club, is hosting Bad Love Poetry. The event is a poetry reading held in the Mind and Hearth at 7 p.m. There will be readings of bad and hilarious love poems. The Westminster Round officers will be doing readings as well as other people who want to be involved. The club is expecting several volunteers to participate. The event is a February tradition for the club.

“It’s a different kind of reading than I have ever been before, and the environment will be full of laughter,” freshman Emily Hanson said. “As an English major and as part of the club, I feel as if I will be able to enjoy laughing at bad poetry more than I ever had before. It is also a great opportunity to make friends and connections because everybody is at the event for the bad poetry.”

People come and read any creative writing that could be defined as “bad love poetry,” which includes song lyrics, poems, prose, either bad in quality or about bad love.

“It’s kind of a way to be silly around Valentine’s Day and have a good laughter,” junior Lauren Klepinger said.

There are other students who are not participating in the event but are attending as audience members.

Freshman Anujin Munkhabt said she is attending because she loves poetry and she thinks it is amazing that Whitworth gives opportunity for students to express their talents through various forms.