The Poetry Month/Twinkie Birthday Poetry Contest
Updated with Extra Prize Goodness!
[comments hae been closed on this post as judging commences]
Today marks the 75th birthday of the Twinkie.
I was once called un-American because I hate Twinkies. Not only is the filling much too sweet, it also has a granulated feel to it that makes me feel like I'm eating dirt. I don't like the sponge cake, either. Feels too much like real sponge.
But far be it from me to stand in the way of a birthday celebration for a beloved snack cake. I thought I'd combine National Poetry Month with the birthday of Twinkies in one delicious contest. That's right. Twinkie Poetry.
The rules are pretty open:
- Almost any form is acceptable - limerick, haiku, free verse, couplets, anything but epic poetry. Please, no Odyssey as done by Twinkies and other Hostess products.
- Enter in the comments. No email entries accepted.
- The subject matter is wide open. As long as it has to do with Twinkies, I don't care if it's an ode, a love poem, a hate poem, a recipe in rhyme or a limerick about what you do with your frozen Twinkies when no one is looking. Parodies of well known poems/lyrics also acceptable.
- You can enter as many times as you like, but each entry must go in a separate comment.
- Contest remains open until some time this evening, subject to change without notice, depending on how many entries I get.
- I will not judge. A judge's panel will be formed. If you don't want to enter the contest, but want to be a judge, email me. It helps if you have expertise in the Twinkie and/or poetry areas.
There is a prize this time. Winner will receive in the mail one box of Twinkies, of course.
UPDATE: Thanks to the generosity of McBoozo's Drunken Poetry Jam, the winner will also receive a Twinkie bumper sticker!
Can't beat that!