Its of the opinion that there is less tolerance of humor by critics than their British counterparts critiquing British poetry. I don’t know if it’s true, but from what I have seen, it does seem like most people expect that poetry should be at least serious, if not serious. If the poetry is to be funny, then it should be for children, something like the work of Shel Silverstein, Dr. Seuss or Edward Gorey. Why can’t a poem like Jennifer L. Knox’s excellent Hot Ass Poem from A Gringo Like Me be taken seriously as art? Is the ridiculous not worthy of exploration?
I always liked this one from Ogden Nash (I’m paraphrasing)
There's something about a martini Ere the dining and dancing begin And to tell you the truth It's not the vermouth I think that perhaps it's the gin
I love it!! 🙂 I enjoy funny poems!!