It all began with a poetry submission in 2010 by Jessy Randall that Kerri went nuts–or cookies–for:
You taste best
a little soggy.
Inspired by the poem, Kerri and Colleen and Shannon hatched a plan for a Halloween-themed Candy-Cookie Poem Drive–a collection of 3-lined poems written by YARN readers about their favorite candy or cookie, posted to the YARN Facebook page.
Last year in 2011, we kicked it up a notch and made it a Contest won by Annie Donworth Chikamatsu.
This year, inspired by three yummy poems about apples, we’re expanding the “sweets” idea to include any treat you might enjoy in the fall–candy and cookies, of course, but also apples, pumpkins, cider donuts, and oh, we could go on. The “treat” just has to be edible and particularly delicious from September to November.
It’s still a CONTEST with the prize of a $25 Gift Certificate to the Local, Preferably Independent Bookstore of Your Choice. Maybe you’ll select something from our BFSRE?
This is how it works:
- Starting Monday, October 15
- post a 3-line poem about your favorite fall treat to the Comments section of this very page, and make sure we can see an email address as part of your post.
- Continue posting poems as long as you like through the fall, but if you want to enter the Contest portion of the Drive, you must submit by Sunday, October 28 @ 5pm.
- Winner of the Contest will be announced on Halloween!
Have fun! Can’t wait to eat–ahem, read–your poems!