Fred Yannantuono


People Who Say Yada Yada Yada Should Go to Yaddo Yaddo Yaddo

When I was but a lad O
By the track at Saratoga
Where the Travers is in vogue O
In the shadow of old Yaddo

I went a little mad O
In the movement known as Dada
Writing nada nada nada
In the shadow of old Yaddo.

Till an artist said egad no!
Worse than yada yada yada‘s
Writing nada, nada, nada
In the shadow of old Yaddo.

In the end it wasn’t bad, au
Contraire, I trust in God a
Man can write an awful lotta
Words at Yaddo Yaddo Yaddo.


Fired from Hallmark for writing meaningful greeting-card verse, Fred Yannantuono has published 309 poems in 85 journals in 30 states. Work of his was nominated for a Pushcart prize in 2006. His book, A Boilermaker for the Lady, which can be browsed on Amazon, has been banned in France, Latvia, and the Orkney Isles. He was recently Featured Poet in Light Quarterly. To Idi Amin I’m a Idiot: And Other Palindromes is due out in 2013, followed by a second book of poems, I Hate to Second-Guess Myself, Or Do I?