Monday, 30 July 2007

Cheese by any other name

Here's a very funny news item about the yeoman efforts being made to recognize the dubious achievements of Scottish bard William McGonagall, justly venerated as "the world's worst poet."

It's interesting to consider that this is one area where Canadian poetry -- too often out-flanked on the international stage -- can consider itself competitive, as Zach Wells reminds us in this short essay on James McIntyre's world-class stinker "Ode On the Mammoth Cheese."

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The inspiration:

“Cheese is the soul of the soil. It is the purest and most romantic link between humans and the earth.” Pierre Androuet.

The challenge:

GK Chesterton: “The poets have been mysteriously silent on the subject of cheese.”


This book is a poetic view of 30 of the best loved French cheeses with an additional two odes to cheese. Recipes, wine pairing, three short stories and an educational section complete the book.

A unique and amusing Christmas present for all food lovers