Vicious Parker June 3, 2008 - July 3, 2008
Because the last contest was so dominated by fiction, this ones just for our Vicious poets.
It has been said that Dorothy Parkers poetic works are akin to a blissful ride through a tunnel of love, abruptly halted by way of a large brick wall. Dorothy Parker remains as one of my all-time favorite poets. The spice of caustic wit in her poetry has always left me begging for more. Unfortunately, the Infamous Mrs. Parker only wrote so much and I'm pretty sure I've read it all.
Thats where you come in.
Dorothy Parker once said, the only ism Hollywood believes in is plagiarism. Im not looking for plagiarism here. Instead, write a poem that heralds Parkers typical virulent wit in your prose. Ill be looking for that same venom that accompanies most of her own work. Write about love, write about heartbreak, write about life or write about death. But, whatever you write, create the piece with a pair of fangs that are longing to bite.
Two poems will be allowed for each contestant.
This is going to be a relatively quick contest. You only have one month.
Make 'em facetious, make 'em witty, but most of all make 'em VICIOUS!
If you dont really know who Dorothy Parker was, please check out the following Wikipedia link before writing or submitting anything for this contest:
If youd like to get an idea of the kind of poetry she wrote, check out this link:
And, just for fun: Heres a link to a YouTube excerpt from the movie Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle, with Jennifer Jason Leigh reciting as Parker:
Engraved Trophies for the Top Three Winners!
Created Jun 3, 2008