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Exquisite Corpse

April 6, 2015
by Nora Almeida

 

Welcome to the Exquisite Corpse game

To celebrate National Poetry Month (April), we’re building an exquisite corpse poem at the library. You can be part of this experiment.

 

How to play

 

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Submit a single line of poetry that will be absorbed into a collective Exquisite Corpse poem using the form above.

History of the Game

Exquisite Corpse (la cadavre exquis) is a collaborative drawing and poetry game that was invented in the 1920s by French Surrealist poets and artists.
The name “exquisite corpse” comes from the first sentence the Surrealists produced using this collaborative writing method:

The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine.