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exquisite corpse

write the (or last) line of this poem ()
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or
start a new poem
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curently there are open poems and completed poems.

what is this?

This is an electronic version of the Surrealist parlor game Exquisite Corpse, in which players write a communal poem by each contributing one line, having seen only the one that comes directly before.  Jon Rendell has some more interesting information about the origins of the game.  Also, Danielle Ezzo runs Exquisite Corpse-themed dinners in NYC.  One of these days I'm planning to go to one.  Maybe I'll see you there?

how do i use it?

See the bold text?  That's the most recent line of one of the currently in-progress poems.  Write whatever you think should come next in the first box (be creative!) and click "add."  If you think your line should be the last, click "end" instead (or leave the box blank to make the displayed line the last).  The second box lets you start a brand new poem.

completed poems (most recent at the top)

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fine print

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