The Poets Strike Back

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On Sunday we published “Ten Reasons Not to Sleep with a Poet,” but today poets are striking back in the comments section (led no doubt by our pals over at The Poetry Foundation) and vocally defending why you should bed a bard.

So, what do you think? Sex with sonnetists, or do you practice abstinence when it comes to odists? Click here to join the fun.


Isaac Fitzgerald has been a firefighter, worked on a boat, and was once given a sword by a king, thereby accomplishing three out of five of his childhood goals. Formerly of The Rumpus and McSweeney’s and most recently the founding editor of BuzzFeed Books, Isaac is now the co-host of BuzzFeed News’ Twitter Morning Show, #AMtoDM. He also appears frequently on The Today Show to talk books, and is co-author of Pen & Ink: Tattoos and the Stories Behind Them and Knives & Ink: Chefs and the Stories Behind Their Tattoos (with Recipes) (winner of an IACP award), and the author of a YA novel and picture book forthcoming from Bloomsbury. He uses Twitter. More from this author →