Friday, November 4, 2011

Haiku Competition Winners!

Shapiro, James. Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare? New York: Simon & Schuster, 2010.

Anonymous. Dir. Edward D. Wood, Jr. Perf. David Hasselhoff, Sarah Jessica Parker, Mark Wahlberg, Lindsay Lohan, and Willem Dafoe. Columbia Pictures. 30 September 2011.

They write the haiku.
The judges deliberate.
Victory is sweet.
Thanks to all who submitted haiku to our recent Authorship Haiku Competition (for which, q.v.). We have our winners.

Third place goes to Andrew Huntley for this wonderful haiku:
Epic scholar fail:
de Vere is no great writer
And Emmerich is a fool.
Second place has been awarded to Mad Minerva, who wrote this:
Want real fantasy
Told with skill? Screw Emmerich.
Go read The Tempest.
And first place goes to bammers for this haiku and its cautionary tale:
Bacon once told me
He wrote all of Shakespeare's plays.
Ne'er heed talking food.
Congratulations to all our winners, and thanks again to all who submitted. And thanks, too, to Simon and Schuster, who provided copies of James Shapiro's Contested Will as the first- and second-place prizes. The third-place prize will be a used (but not too used) copy of Drama of the English Renaissance, edited by M. L. Wince.

Please e-mail me, winners, to claim your prizes. You can find my e-mail under the "Contact" section of my complete profile. Enjoy!

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