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May 09, 2007

$100,000 Prize For the Irving G. Thalberg Lifetime Achievement Award For Bad Poetry

Rosie's on to something.

Lucille Clifton, the poet and children’s-book author, is the winner of the 2007 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize, which brings not only considerable prestige but also a $100,000 stipend.

Here is part of the oevure that put her $100,000 to the good:

homage to my hips

by Lucille Clifton

these hips are big hips
they need space to

move around in.
they don't fit into little
petty places. these hips
are free hips.

they don't like to be held back.
these hips have never been enslaved,
they go where they want to go
they do what they want to do.

these hips are mighty hips.
these hips are magic hips.
i have known them
to put a spell on a man and
spin him like a top!

Coming in second place? Fergie.

"My Humps"

by Sarah "Fergie" Fergussen

What you gon' do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk,
Get you love drunk off my hump.
What you gon' do with all that ass?
All that ass inside them jeans?
I'ma make, make, make, make you scream
Make you scream, make you scream.
What you gon' do with all that junk?
All that junk inside that trunk?
I'ma get, get, get, get you drunk,
Get you love drunk off this hump.
What you gon' do wit all that breast?
All that breast inside that shirt?
I'ma make, make, make, make you work
Make you work, work, make you work.

Personally, I think Fergie got massively boned.

And I also think she should have won the award.

Thanks to Slublog.



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