First there was the Booker longlist, and now there is the Wiki Coffin poetry competition!
Yesterday, I received the following very amusing post:
My Mom and I love your Wiki Coffin series and are awaiting the next installment. Last winter she left a message on my phone:
"Wiki Coffin, he's our man
Cooking fish in a frying pan.
Can he solve it?
Yes, I guess.
Wiki, Wiki, yes, yes, yes"
That about sums it up.
Cynthia Allen (daughter)Marcia Caldwell (mother & Wiki inspired poet)
Having had an equally amusing "conversation" with Cynthia and Marcia, I now have permission to post their letter and their poem -- which have inspired the competition. Who can match or outdo Marcia's ditty-making skills? All entries welcomed.
Deadline? How about the last of August?
And the prize? Not exactly Booker level, but a signed copy of Deadly Shoals must be worth something!