National Bad Poetry Day - August 18
Thu, Aug 18, 2022

National Bad Poetry Day

If you have no poetic talent, but you love to compose quatrains, National Bad Poetry Day is a great opportunity to unleash your potential! Not everyone knows how to write beautifully, but this does not mean that you need to close yourself. Share creativity even if it can be frankly called bad. After all, there is a good excuse on this date!

The History

Many consider Thomas Roy and Ruth Roy to be the founders of the holiday. Some do not support the decision, assuring that they are not the creators. We are not in a position to confirm this 100%.

People have always appreciated poetry: it made us cry, laugh, be sad and rejoice. There are many great people in the world who left traces in history. They forced admirers to study and praise creativity.

The goal is simple – share the results of the muse with others, even if they are so bad that loved ones start laughing from the first lines. This is a great occasion to show the poems to others, as well as to read the rhymes of others without feeling lonely in impulses.

Interesting facts

5 amazing facts:

  1. The modern form of poetry was born in 1850.
  2. The first American poet was Anne Bradstreet.
  3. There are many words that cannot rhyme.
  4. The oldest poems were written in the XXIII century BC.
  5. One of the shortest works was created by George MacDonald. It consisted of two words and read: “Come back home.”

How to celebrate

We wrote that on National Bad Poetry Day you need to share experiences with others – do it on social networks, for example, on Twitter or Facebook.

Throw a party with your friends and come up with a competition for the worst work.

On this day, there are various events for reading bad lines, this is an occasion to visit them!

When is National Bad Poetry Day celebrated in 2022?

National Bad Poetry Day is observed on August 18 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday August 18 2022
Friday August 18 2023
Sunday August 18 2024
Monday August 18 2025
Tuesday August 18 2026