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”:

Amanda Palmer Wesleyan

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.

Here’s the winner, in my mind:


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