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September 29, 2004

The World's "Best Bad Poet"

From Great Stories, People, Books & Events in Literary History

On this day in 1902 William McGonagall, poet and tragedian of Dundee, died. McGonagall was a middle-aged weaver when he heard his muse; today he is a cult figure, his many collections of poetry translated into over a dozen languages and selling well to those wishing to investigate a reputation for "the worst poetry ever written, in any language, at any time."

Posted by jason at September 29, 2004 08:10 AM