noun: An inferior poet.
From Latin poetaster, from Latin poeta (poet), from Greek poietes (poet, maker), from poiein (to make) + -aster (pejorative suffix). Earliest documented use: 1601.
“In the title story, a poetaster suffering from ‘chronic acuteness’ is rushed to the hospital before his verse does much harm.”
Anthony Bukoski; Average Joes Wind Up in ‘Hospital’; Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota); May 3, 2009.
“You have revealed yourself to the world as a conceited little poetaster.”
Simon Barnes; Rooney No Longer in Control of Fame Game; The Times (London, UK); Sep 13, 2010.