Sunday, September 30, 2007

Teenage Angst

I subscribe to an arts news & jobs service and received this notice this week.

Part public-service, part anti-vanity project; we are putting together the
most wonderfully, desperately, earnestly poor collection of teenage poetry we
can source and are hoping that you can help us. We will accept work from anyone
over 20 but the work has to be your own, the subject something you can look back
and laugh about now, and the quality along the lines of; '1it's a mystery how
this has escaped burning! The glory will be non-existent as the poems will be
printed anonymously, so this isn't a good option for anyone who is secretly
hoping that someone will think their poetry is really rather good and offer them
a massive publishing deal. Similarly, comedians need not apply, we're only
interested in work which is unintentionally humorous. Unfortunately we can't pay
you; this enterprise is purely for fun and to celebrate a shared pubescent
talent-deficit, however a lovely copy of the anthology can be sent to you for
the meagre cost of home-printing and postage. Please have a good root through
your old journals and select us some thrilling oddities! Poems should be sent to

Sadly, I seem to have lost my book of teenage scrawlings somewhere along the line, otherwise I'm certain I would have several contributions to make to this.


cogidubnus said...

You and me both...sadly I've recently rediscovered mine, and while some aren't too bad, others (particularly those with a romantic theme) can only be described as excruciating...

The latter I wouldn't even publish anonimously...there's already enough suffering in this world...

Hotter Than... said...

Ah there's nothing like re-reading old scribblings for a toe-curling experience. I re-read something recently and wondered how I was able to contain such angst. Always good for a chuckle.

V*Kstro said...

unrelated: hi sandi (if i may)... just wanted to drop a comment.

loving all your posts lately (always), but have not had chance to comment.

"my existence has been taken over by indie films, indie actors, indie directors and indie producers"... believe me, i would love to be volunteering in any indie film fest! have done so back in the days as a bachelor.

your petty criminals was very disturbing but made you think more about what is going through the mind of the thief... loved it.

you at a fasion show.. way to go!

i have to check "In Search of a Midnight Kiss" thank you.

i've also been to your "Watching the Detectives" blog (i forget about WTDs)... loved the song of the week for Velvet Underground "The Murder Mystery" gruesome lyrics!

SandDancer said...

cogidubnus & hotter - I'm almost jealous that you still have your writings but slightly disappointed that neither of you have posted them here for us all to share.

v*kstro - you maycall me sandi - Ms Dancer is perhaps too formal. Thank you for your comments. I'm struggling with crime related songs for the other blog so if you have any suggestions, let me know.