Troubador Stupid Poems 14

Released: 28/11/2018

ISBN: 9781789016130

eISBN: 9781789012392

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Stupid Poems 14

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The brand spanking new poetry book from comedic poet Ian Vannoey.
Featuring 28 laugh-out-loud poems to be enjoyed alone or read out loud.
Relatable humour – poems such as "The Beast from the East" and Donald Trump anagrams.

Stupid Poems 14 is a collection of comic poems and other items which display an interest in serious subjects and a childish sense of humour. The subjects, which range from the serious to the ludicrous, include opera and eyebrows. The treatment of the subjects, however, is always ludicrous; the worlds of politics and religion are not immune.

At home I use a spray
To keep alligators away.
“What alligators?” you say.
It really works, this spray.”

– “How to protect yourself from alligators.”

The author presented an enjoyable collection of many comedic poems. At times I found myself laughing out loud. It was just what I needed to kick-start the day.

by Paul Faulk


Stupid Poems 14 is a short collection of poems ranging through a variety of topics in a hilarious manner. Some of my favourites were "Things you can't do with an ironing board" and "King Arthur in a furniture shop." All these poems are quite short and something nice to digest while on your way to work or just before bed.

by Jennifer L


I’m not a fan of stupid, but when someone is this self-aware. . . I figured it was worth a shot. Thankfully these turned out to be the fun type of stupid, evidenced by the opening entry, rhyming couplets featuring an opera dragon’s missing part.

Some of the rhymes are forced, and meter is rarely enforced—damn, that’s catching—otherwise this would have been truly fantastic. . . but then they wouldn’t be stupid.

Swan Knight is my fave. The author is obviously an opera fan; good thing I am too, but there’ll be a few people who will have no idea what’s going on in some of these.

The milk one was thought provoking, though I’d be more interested in the first guy who thought a lobster could be eaten.

As far as the love poem goes, I wonder if it’s occurred to him that the problem with his love life might be him making up stupid poems about her. . .

by Paul Franco


Thank you to Netgalley for providing a copy for review.

This is honestly just a fun quick read. It's mainly full of quirky poems that gave me kind of Shel Silverstein vibes. Some were more on the serious side, or at least dealt with more serious topics, but overall they were just fun and ridiculous poems.

by Amanda Engelhardt (via Netgalley)


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