And I’m not talking about necrophilia!  Exquisite corpse is a type of collaborative poetic game that, according to poets.org “traces its roots to the Parisian Surrealist Movement [and] is played by several people, each of whom writes a word on a sheet of paper, folds the paper to conceal it, and passes it on to the next player for his or her contribution” (http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5619)

Recently, our friend Lady K was moved to initiate a Facebook version of this game (contributors included Jayce Renner, Kerstin-Gmucs-Cawley-Thornburg, Blayne Hoerner Murray, Susanna Schwacke, Jen Pezzo, Steven B. Smith, Keisha Davenport, Dianne Borsenik, Mark Kuhar, Richard Hearn, Charlotte Mann, Christina Brooks, Rich Dustin & me).  Lady then formatted the resulting poem and posted it on her blog.  Despite each of us knowing only one line of the poem when we sent her our own individual lines, I think the final product is something of which we can all be proud.  You can view the corpse for yourself at http://www.walkingthinice.com/2009/09/3753/.

‘Twas a pleasure to take part.

Advertisements