October 26th, 2010 / 11:50 am

Obituary Prize

We’re posting obituaries throughout Mean Week and wanted to invite you to email us your own or post in comments. Kill us, kill your favorite press, kill an author you hate, do whatever. We’ll post some of the ones we like, sure sure, and whoever writes our favorite will receive a few books for the trouble: Dear Everybody by Michael Kimball, The Pharmacist’s Mate by Amy Fusselman, and Ghost Machine by Ben Mirov. Deadline, Thursday at 11:59 PM CST.


  1. oh hai im ryan guys!

      0 replies. Probably should just have people write obituaries about this idea?

  2. drewkalbach

      Birds (in poetry) (2000 – 2010) died yesterday evening after suffering major cardiac arrest. It is believed the attack was brought on by severe dehydration and exhaustion resulting from overuse. Birds (in poetry) was a popular poetic device, coming from nothing and amounting to nothing, another lazy image of little merit. It remains a mystery why birds (in poetry) was so popular, as there are so many other animals to choose from, yet there they were, in almost every poem for the past ten, to the point where it seriously feels like you can’t be considered a contemporary poet anymore without mentioning a bird at least once or twice in at least one poem. Birds (in poetry) was found after weeks of not answering its phone, opening the door, or responding to desperate emails from poets wishing to employ this boring and overdone trope.

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