bad poetry A Minute with Mike: An Ode to Bad Poetry By Mike Blank • Apr 28, 2015 Listen Listening... / 1:25 Listen to this Minute with Mike on Stateside. Oh, Bad Poetry, Why are you written? Why are you listened to? Perhaps the audience is held captive out of perceived rudeness at a coffee house or locked in a car barreling down the highway with the radio just out of reach. Wink wink nod nod.