The results are exhibited in The Exquisite Corpuscle, a fabulous collaborative book that I can't wait to read. Here's what the publisher (the delightful Fairwood Press) has to say:
The game were playing tonight is called "The Exquisite Corpuscle," a variant of a parlor game played by Salvador Dali and the other Surrealists. In the original game, each participant would think of a word, then they would string all of them together. The first known resulting phrase "The exquisite corpse," gave the game its name. In the game were playing here, we start with the phrase "The Exquisite Corpuscle." The first entry is a painting by co-editor Frank Wu. Frank hands off the painting to the next person, who writes a story, then it gets passed on (without the painting) to the next person, who then writes a poem. Each person works in a different medium than the person before. Three separate chains work their way to a point until co-editor Jay Lake writes a single unifying story. A last art piece brings the game to a close.I wrote a poem for it. :-)
Featuring: Kenneth Brady, Alan DeNiro, Richard Doyle, Michaela Eaves, M.C.A. Hogarth, Michael J. Jasper, Jay Lake, Aurora Lemieux, Kristin Livdahl, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Tim Pratt, Bruce Holland Rogers, Benjamin Rosenbaum, Nigel Sade, Maia Sanders, Heather Shaw, Diana Sherman, Gary W. Shockley, Christina Sng, Matt Taggart, Greg van Eekhout, & Frank Wu
Now available for Preorder! Order now at a reduced rate, and we'll ship a copy your way when it becomes available. (Cover price $25).
The interior of this imaginative collection will be presented in full color.