Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Lizzy Acker Monster Poetry Contest
Judge: Lizzy Acker

Are there monsters in your closet? Or under your bed? Do you see them when you close your eyes? Do you love them?

In celebration of the upcoming release of Lizzy Acker's Monster Party, Small Desk Press is thrilled (and terrified) to present the Monster Poetry Contest.

Send us a poem about monsters: think Frankenstein, Loch Ness, serial killers, childhood nightmares, the REM album, The Aileen Wuornos movie, etc., etc., etc.

The contest winner will receive a free catalog of all Small Desk Press titles – including Monster Party when it's released this fall – plus publication on http://wewhoareabouttodie.com/.

Please send submissions to contest@smalldeskpress.com by August 1st, 2010, and write "Lizzy Acker Monster Poetry Submission" in the subject line. Please include a cover page with ONLY the title of the poem. The winner will be notified by email.


  1. Monster Ball

    Zombies are The Living Dead
    Demons are malevolent, and fill you with dread.
    Argus the giant with one hundred eyes;
    Abominable Snowman’s Sasquatch, in disguise.
    Man-eating Mares of Diomedes...
    The friends of the Dragon are Hesperides.
    The Basilisk kills a man with its stare.
    So does Medusa, the one with snake hair.
    The god Pan was a Satyr, half-man and half-goat
    The Cockatrice flew – rooster and snake, both.
    The Ghost were Spirits of the dead
    The serpent Hydra had nine heads.
    He sucked blood; he was a Vampire;
    While Giant dragons breathed fire.
    Kraken and Ogres and what have you;
    Manticore, Minotaur, Hydra too.
    Q: The Winged Serpent, that flies with the Phoenix –
    I hear all their stories are getting a re-mix.
    Kraken, Levithian they lived in the ocean
    Typhon the giant who had a notion...
    Sirens and Griffins Gargoyles and Gnomes...
    Chimeras – what do I know of those?

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