In honor of NaPo: calling one and all for an exquisite corpse poetry event!! For those of you who've never done an exquisite corpse event before, it's quite simple in nature! It's a collaborative creative exercise where one person starts by creating something (in this case, the start of a poem). Then, with only knowing the end part of the original poem, the next person in line has to continue it. In the end, you end up with a sometimes nonsensical, sometimes quite funny, sometimes surprisingly profound creation.
How This Works
To participate, simply reply below to sign up! From the point you sign up to the first round deadline, feel free to PM me up to anywhere between 2 and 6 lines of poetry (Ideally more than one, otherwise the exercise wouldn't have a point!) They can be about anything as long as it's YWS-appropriate. After the first round deadline is up, you'll receive a PM from me with your prompt (the last poetic line of someone else's entry) and it'll be up to you to continue from there! Again, I'm only looking for 2 to 6 lines. After all the rounds have been completed, I'll post the final products to the thread!! I'm so excited to see what you all will come up with!!
Just a heads up, too— this contest is pretty fast-paced. Be sure and check the schedule to make sure you'll be able to meet the deadlines!
Times are adjusted to your local time zone!
First round deadline:
Second round deadline:
Third round deadline:
If you have any questions, feel free to drop them in the thread below!! And here's an example of the contest in action from NaPo Week.
Also, a friendly reminder that there's a contest for holding poetry contests this NaPo!! It's for everyone to participate in, so if you've always wanted to host a contest, or have a great idea for one, go for it! More information here.