Amanda Palmer, who grew up in Lexington, MA, is a graduate of Wesleyan University.
Two days before the Boston Marathon Bombing, Palmer “performed live at Wesleyan’s Humanity Festival, a one-day musical celebration in solidarity against bigotry, racism and social divisions within a community”:
In keeping with the spirit of the Humanities Festival, after the bombing Palmer wrote a poem for Boston Bomber #2, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, also known as Jahar. As if he wasn’t getting enough love already from his Twitter lovers.
I’m not linking directly.
Instead, I’m linking to this post at Gawker, Amanda Palmer’s “A Poem for Dzhokhar” Is the Worst Poem of All Time. You know if I’m linking to Gawker, I’m in a really ornery mood.
You also can see reaction at Twitchy.
Palmer’s poem also generated the Twitter hashtag #apoemfordzhokhar, at which people made up more “appropriate” poems for Dzhokar.
Hiding in the boatYet my capture in sightI’m sorry David SirotaI am not American or white #apoemfordzhokhar
— S.M (@redsteeze) April 22, 2013
After killing many, a terrorist lies in bed, rather sickly – As the great orator Alan Grayson once said, “Die quickly” – #apoemfordzhokhar
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) April 22, 2013
Here’s the winner, in my mind:
You tried your best, Jahar, but here’s why you lose / You’re now in a hospital run by the Jews #apoemfordzhokhar
— Jim Treacher (@jtLOL) April 22, 2013
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) April 22, 2013
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