Go down in library history with a collaborative poetry challenge

May 10, 2023

Poetry doesn’t have to be a solo act.

A new challenge at the Wareham Free Library encourages friends and family to write poetry together, one word at a time.

The library accepting submissions for its “Exquisite Corpse” poetry challenge from now until the end of the year.

Exquisite Corpse is a MadLibs-style game in which players make poems by taking turns contributing a single word, concealing what they have written and passing the paper along.

The game and the name stem from surrealist French artists, who would use the hodgepodge structure to create unlikely poems and images. 

The collected works will be edited and arranged for public viewing during April 2024, National Poetry Month, in April 2024.

For more information, and a submission form, visit warehamfreelibrary.org