New Moon, New Corpse

Today is the new moon—at exactly 2:04:53 CST, if you need specifics. The new moon is a perfect time to begin new projects so let’s create another exquisite corpse.

Submit your line now for the first exquisite corpse of the year. Send me your line via email— with EXQUISITE CORPSE in the subject line.

Please add your line and your name as you would like it to appear to the body of the email. Since we begin on a new moon, let’s end on a full one. Deadline is 9 a.m. CST. February 19th, the next full moon. The poem will be posted later the same day.

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 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. This will probably be the last Poe necklace I offer as a prize for awhile. I need to keep some as gifts for StokerCon in May.

I’ll pick one line at random and send the creator a necklace in a gift box. Congratulations to Sumiko Saulson for winning last time!

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

Read past corpse creations…

Exquisite Corpse #1: Collaborative Poem
Exquisite Corpse #2: The Daunting Riddle
Exquisite Corpse #3: Toxicated
Exquisite Corpse #4: Deceptions
Exquisite Corpse #5: Final Chimes
Exquisite Corpse #6: Treading
Exquisite Corpse #7: The Reckoning

About Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is an American poet, publisher, and author with over 20 years of experience in newspaper journalism. She co-publishes Space and Time magazine with author husband Ryan Aussie Smith. For more information visit
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