At tomorrow’s Art Beat, we welcome all to participate in writing a community poem, using the Exquisite Corpse technique.
The rules will be simple: the last word of the previous line must be the first word of the line you compose.
Anyone can contribute a line, just keep it community-friendly.
I’ll post a digital image of the actual, typed poem right here on the blog the day after Art Beat.
What is Exquisite Corpse?
Exquisite corpse is a method by which a collection of words or images is collectively assembled. Each collaborator adds to a composition in sequence, either by following a rule (e.g. “The adjective noun adverb verb the adjective noun“) or by being allowed to see the end of what the previous person contributed. . . . The technique was invented by Surrealists and is similar to an old parlour game called Consequences in which players write in turn on a sheet of paper, fold it to conceal part of the writing, and then pass it to the next player for a further contribution.
(Thanks, Wikipedia! Couldn’t have said it better myself.)