By Douglas Adams, edited by Kevin Jon Davies

A publishing event: hundreds of artefacts from Douglas Adams' archive, printed for the first time

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Vogon poetry is of course, the third worst in the universe.

Something from the archive (again).

Here is an extract from a twelve volume epic poem Zen and the Art of Going to the Lavatory, written by Grunthos the Flatulent, the postmaster of the Azgoths of Kria (the second worst poets in the universe). It appeared in the TV series of Hitchhiker's.

During a reading of another of Grunthos's poems, 'Ode to a Small Lump of Green Putty I Found in My Armpit One Midsummer Morning' four of his audience died and the Mid-Galactic Arts Nobbling Council president gnawed off one of his own legs.

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Guy Brasher
 Guy Brasher says:

How 'we have heretofore unpublished poetry by Grunthos The Flatulent' wasn't in the first paragraph of the pitch I don't know, but I'm thrilled I jumped on board irrespective.

posted 8th April 2021

Dave Williams
 Dave Williams says:

"poetmaster", shurely?

posted 8th April 2021

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