Bad Timing, Poor Intentions Or Just A Bad Poem? What Exactly Is Wrong With Amanda Palmer's 'Poem For Dhzokhar'?

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Amanda Palmer’s “Poem for Dzhokhar” has sparked wide-scale debate; not only on her blog, where it was posted, but beyond there in the wider media. Seemingly an empathetic look at the man accused of the Boston marathon bombings, ‘Poem for Dzhokhar’ makes for uncomfortable reading. Partly because of the subject matter, the difficulty of re-humanising a man that many mainstream media outlets will so quickly have branded a monster but partly because of the many assumptions that Palmer must have made in order to pen this poem.

It is, of course, an act of fiction, a work of art, a product of Palmer’s imagination; produced at such a time that emotions are still running high in relation to the Boston tragedy. Wall Street Journal have run a blog today (April 23, 2013) entitled “Is This Verse About The Boston Bombings The Worst Poem Ever?” stating their position on the matter quite clearly, with that most rhetorical of questions. Amanda Palmer reportedly refused a request to comment. Meanwhile, Salon.com have accused the poem of being “trollish,” though argues that the existence of the poem itself should not be cause for outrage; if Palmer wishes to express her thoughts on the tragic events by envisioning the thoughts of the alleged perpetrator, well, then, why shouldn’t she?

Palmer, of course, has a highly dedicated fan-base, ready to defend her to the hilt, as many have done in the (nearly 2000) comments section of the blog. Overwhelmingly, the response to the poem has been negative, but what’s worse, the intention, the timing, or the poem itself? 

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Bad Timing, Poor Intentions Or Just A Bad Poem? What Exactly Is Wrong With Amanda Palmer's 'Poem For Dhzokhar'?

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Oh please! The abysmal poem Amanda Palmer wrote is just the latest of a long list of idiocies. She faked a suicide and filmed her boyfriend's reaction, she acted out a mock rape onstage, she tweeted about giving money to the KKK, she toured as a disabled person then mocked the disabled on Australian TV, she dumped her boyfriend in a flash to jump on old man Gaiman's bones, she sexted naked pictures of herself, she made a book of violent porn of herself, she danced around in muff wigs singing about her crotch, she even worked as a dominatrix (an S&M prostitute). None of this was art, none of it meant anything. Then she faked a Kickstarter campaign using her hubbies cult connections. Amanda Palmer is an offensive human being on every level. She is not only talentless, she has cultivated in herself the worst qualities known to mankind. At best, Amanda Palmer is mentally ill and needs help.

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