Yet Another Call to Corpse

Poets, prepare! Sharpen both your wit and your quills! Also, please excuse me. I’ve been immersed in the Kansas City Renaissance Fair, so my tone may be a bit more verbose than usual.

And speaking of… we may have some new pens joining us as many of the absinthe patrons happen to also love poetry. Go figure.

For those of us new to this collaborative, ‘village-writes-a-poem’ creation, welcome. Now… let’s get Corpsing. NO RULES. Let’s see what crazy masterpiece we make together.

Please send me your line via email— with EXQUISITE CORPSE in the subject line. Please add your line and your name to the body of the email. Deadline is September 15.

I’ll publish the resulting poem here on September 17 with the names of contributors in order of contribution. I’d also like to include the results of our poem in my next poetry collection.

In case you don’t know, an Exquisite Corpse is a collectively assembled poem. You can read more about them here.

Past Corpse posts:

#1 Exquisite Corpse: Collaborative Poem

Exquisite Corpse #2: The Daunting Riddle

Exquisite Corpse #3 for July: ‘Toxicated

Exquisite Corpse: Deceptions

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher and author. Her first collection of poetry, In Favor of Pain, was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award. Her latest novella, Bitter Suites, is a 2018 Bram Stoker Awards® Finalist. Currently, she publishes Space and Time magazine, a 53 year old publication dedicated to fantasy, horror and science fiction. For more information visit or
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