IT’S GIVEAWAY TIME!!
Or, to be more specific….
IT’S VEGGIE BURGER HAIKU CONTEST TIME!!
Get out your pencil pads! Your challenge, in exactly 17 moras—broken into three lines (5/7/5)—is to illuminate the veggie burger as an object of revolutionary idealism, aspirational exultation, and/or pioneering culinary conceit. How have veggie burgers informed your human experience? How do you read the veggie burger “text” as a binary compromise—its juxtaposed half being a that championed by the meat-eating public? To quote Foucault, “Freedom of conscience entails—”
You can be as prosaic, as flowery, or as minimalist as you’d like. Just tell me, in however many words your choose:
What did you think of the very first veggie burger you ever ate?
Was it good? Was it disgusting? Were you immediately hooked? Did you think, I can work with this? Have you not eaten one since?
You can post as many of your sonnets and ballads and blank verses and sestinas and one-word answers as you’d like, but only one book per person. I’ll be giving away 5 books. Winners will be chosen at random (I’ll be drawing numbers from a hat), but I’ll be sure to spotlight the burgeoning Roberts Frosts among us for those who choose to embrace the challenge. The contest closes…. soon.
UPDATE: CONTEST CLOSES AT 10PM EST ON WEDNESDAY THURSDAY, JULY 8TH.
Post your answer in the comments section, please.