E. Corpse courtesy of Kyra Starr

Note: Submissions now closed. Putting this together now. Great lines, everyone!

Soooo… my life has been a bit busy of late, but all for good reasons. Things are settling back into a new flow, which means I can get back to what I love. Soooo—it’s time to create another Exquisite Corpse!

I’ve fallen in love with this collaborative, ‘village-writes-a-poem’ creation. Who’s ready to Corpse again? In case you don’t know, an Exquisite Corpse is a collectively assembled poem. You can read more about them here.

NO RULES except keep your submission to a line or two. Let’s see what crazy masterpiece we make together.

Please send me your line via email to angelayurikosmith@gmail.com with EXQUISITE CORPSE: [YOUR NAME] in the subject line. Please add your line and your name as you would like it to appear to the body of the email. Deadline is June 21.

Poe lucky charm for writers… bottle contains soil from his original burial site.

Shall we do a prize? How about we will pick one name at random and send them a swag bag that will include an Edgar Allan Poe lucky charm necklace, S&T goodies, poster, signed books, etc. We can even make a video of the winner selection because…

…next week on June 21 R.A. Smith and I will be at the Englewood Station 3rd Friday Art Walk for the release of the audio edition of Space and Time issue #133! This is a first for the magazine, and our resident Australian will be on hand to woo visitors with his dulcet tones and discuss all things Space and Time.

Something new: this time the resulting poem will be posted at SpaceandTimeMagazine.com with the names of contributors in order of contribution. I’ll post here when it’s up and ready with links.

Exquisite Corpses from the past:

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
Exquisite Corpse #8: The Last Kiss


By Angela Yuriko Smith

Angela Yuriko Smith is a third-generation Ryukyuan-American, award-winning poet, author, and publisher with 20+ years in newspapers. Publisher of Space & Time magazine (est. 1966), two-time Bram Stoker Awards® Winner, and HWA Mentor of the Year, she shares Authortunities, a free weekly calendar of author opportunities at authortunities.substack.com.

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