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The idea is to write a haiku that reviews a book you loved, hated or haven’t read yet. The winning entries of the Everybody's a Critic Haiku contest were written in April 2007, during B.C. Book and Magazine Week, at Pulpfiction Books in Vancouver.
cop out to collar a whisky priest down south the pope’s not amused —Robert Weston (The Power and the Glory) I have a crush on your mom, is a book on his shelf I haven’t read —Zoë Bake-Paterson (Poem for a Discriminating Reader) Am I bad as that? Dan Brown reads the Code reviews Concludes: I suck —Christopher Brayshaw (The Da Vinci Code) He is so alone the goat does not add to the tale He dies of boredom —Jessica Stein (The Little Prince) Love for eighteen years Four kids later and no ring She wasn’t so smart —Shirarose Wilensky (By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept) Sitting in my hut Nothing but the city gone God, I’m really high —David Niddrie (Desolation Angels - Kerouac) Africa and sweat Cigarettes after nightmares Foreigner at home —Sharon Inkpen (Scribbling the Cat) two tramps and a clown wait for No Show in the dark They loved it in France! —Susan Olding (Waiting for Godot)
The winners made their appearance in the print version of issue 65.
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