E. Corpse Breathes!

E. Corpse courtesy of Kyra Starr

Last week’s post about reviving our exquisite corpse was a success. There are already enough lines to have a fine poem. With one week left until the deadline, he breathes!

A mist hangs over his cold lips, warming them. His eyelids tremble as he awakens. Just a few more lines will have him back off the slab and haunting the forgotten poetry shelves at the local libraries. Please, Scribblers! Help E. Corpse live again!

How, you ask? Submit your line now for October’s Halloween edition of Exquisite Corpse. Send me your line via email—angelayurikosmith@gmail.com with EXQUISITE CORPSE in the subject line.

Please add your line and your name to the body of the email. Deadline is this month’s full moon—October 24th. The poem will be posted for Halloween on October 31.

The names of contributors will be added in order of contribution. I’d also like to include  our poem in my next poetry collection, Altars and Oubliettes.

And there will be a special Halloween prize! I have made a few necklaces that contain real dirt sustainably harvested from Edgar Allan Poe’s original grave site—the perfect lucky charm for horror writers. I’ll pick one name at random and send them the necklace in a gift box.

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

Past Corpse posts:

Exquisite Corpse #1: Collaborative Poem

Exquisite Corpse #2: The Daunting Riddle

Exquisite Corpse #3: Toxicated

Exquisite Corpse #4: Deceptions

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith's work has been published in several print and online publications, including the “Horror Writers Association's Poetry Showcase” vols. 2-4, “Christmas Lites” vols. 1-6 and the “Where the Stars Rise: Asian Science Fiction and Fantasy” anthology. She has nearly 20 books of speculative fiction and poetry for adults, YAs and children. Her first collection of poetry, “In Favor of Pain,” was nominated for an 2017 Elgin Award.
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