Current poet laureate Charles Simic announced today in verse that the National Poetry Month has been canceled due to a general lack of interest.
Although relished by poets as a month to be proud of who they are and their right to exist as citizens of the United States, a general disagreement with this notion by everybody else motivated President Bush to order National Poetry Month canceled.
While introducing Simic to the media, Bush indicated he had hoped to cancel the month of April altogether, but his advisors notified him that wouldn’t be possible.
Simic spoke eloquently of poetic rights and the struggle poets have long endured in America, although his words were basically ignored as they were delivered in a sonnet, which most members of the American media assumed was Canadian English.
Although all National Poetry Month events in April have been canceled, Simic encourage poets to “keep writing, even if other poets in your creative writing class are the only ones who will ever read your writing.”
His words were met by enthusiastic snaps from the mostly melancholy crowd.
The cancellation of National Poetry Month is a sad day for poets, and to cheer themselves up, President Bush suggested they go see a movie and support the economy in Hollywood.
In the end, it was an exciting day for poets, who admit they are used to being ignored, and all of the attention created by canceling their month was quite exhilarating.
The United Poetry Front, a rogue poetry militia group on permanent writing retreat, threatened a poet strike that could cripple the greeting card industry, but Hallmark insiders indicated monkeys had actually taken over writing greeting cards long ago.
President Bush was delighted by the news of the monkeys and threatened to veto any attempts to cancel National Monkey Month.
Enjoy April Fools’ Day from The MAG Zine.