stop it bo. this makes me sad, unless i’m misinterpreting it. the last 2 stanzas get all serious and they give me dem feels. ugh.
I wanted the book to engage a wide variety of tones and feelings — from seriousness to silliness and from elation to melancholy. This particular poem is from the perspective of a man who has just hanged himself. I thought it was interesting to write a poem from the perspective of someone who has just hanged himself and is pretty nonchalant about it. That someone is not me, and that’s half the fun of writing — being able to put yourself in foreign situations and see things from others’ perspectives (and to empathize with them). The poem is definitely dark and a little unsettling but the page before this was a poem about flies buzzing around dog poo. The world is full of dark and light and I just wanted the book to reflect that :)
Egghead, by Bo Burnham
Great people of tumblr! Thank you so much for buying and sharing my book. I am loving looking through the egghead tag to see what poems you guys are liking. THANK YOU THANK YOU.
Buy Bo Burnham’s “Egghead” poetry book or you will regret your entire life probably.
Introducing Roller Coaster, an EGGHEAD poem by Bo Burnham!
Click through the tappable story above that we made with Tapestry! For more poems, check out this link right here.
Here’s another poem from “EGGHEAD.” Out this Tuesday! (Oct. 1st) Hope you like it!
One of Bo Burnham’s poems for his new poetry book, Egghead.
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Wanted to give you lovely people of tumblr the very first look at an actual page from EGGHEAD! I hope you like it.
This is the cover of my poetry book “EGGHEAD or, You Can’t Survive on Ideas Alone” which will be available October 1st! It says “advanced uncorrected proofs not for sale” — which means it’s not the official book. It’s over two hundred pages of poems by me and (wonderful) drawings by my very talented friend Chance Bone. Also I just have large hands, the book is a normal sized.
I hope you find it silly and weird and sad and sweet. I had so much fun writing it.
I’ll be posting pages from it here in the upcoming months :)