Bluish? Newish? Shrewish? Trueish (a cousin of truthiness)?
Get on your thinking caps, because we’re launching a Bad Poetry Contest to try to solicit the worst Jewish-themed poem in the world. Did you once write a sestina about how hearing a shofar always makes you think of your hot orthodontist? Did you rewrite the words of Living on a Prayer so that the song is about shaharit? Have you ever considered the possibilities of an acrostic featuring the word
? Bring it on, people. Bring. It. On.
And while we believe in the intrinsic value of bad poetry, we will also reward you with fabulous prizes. Behold:
* An iPod Shuffle, loaded with poetry mp3s (not the bad kind, though)
* A prize package from JDub Records including: Michael Showalter’s Sandwiches and Cats, The Sway Machinery’s Hidden Melodies Revealed, and Balkan Beat Box’s Nu Med
* A rubber chicken
A prize package from Jewish Publication Society including:
* Arie Kaplan’s history of Jewish comics From Krakow to Krypton
* Josh Lambert’s American Jewish Fiction
* A pair of bongo drums
A copy of David M. Bader’s Haikus for Jews.
You have until August 11th, so crack open those rhyming dictionaries and get to work. For more details, click here.