World’s “Worst Poet” Died on This Date

William McGonagall

On this date in 1902, Scottish poet William McGonagall, whose work has been called “the worst poetry ever written in any language, at any time” died in Edinburgh, aged 72. You can decide for yourself by reading his poems here:

http://www.poemhunter.com/william -topaz-mcgonagall/

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