Two blogs enter. One blog leaves.

In case you’ve been blogging under a rock for the last – oh – week or so, it behooves me to direct your attention to the current skirmish taking place in the blogosphere wherein poets Derek Motion and Nathan Curnow have challenged each other to a battle-of-the-comments.

The rules are simple: both Curnow and Motion have set up a blog post and invited comments upon that post. At the end of three weeks (ie, November 22 or thereabouts) the poet with the most comments wins, and the losing poet must abandon their blog forever.

To celebrate this unparalleled event I have commissioned my nefarious art-monkeys to work their Photoshop-fu magic in a manner that befits, and they have bettered even themselves with this, the official unofficial commemorative .jpg of the Curnow/Motion Blog Battle 2009.


(click to embiggenisate)

Who will walk away from this digital defenestration unscathed? Who will resign from the world wide web in shame? Will the ghost poetry of Curnow win the day, or will Motion’s space for typing triumph? Whose cuisine blog will reign supreme? Only YOU can decide, gentle reader.


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10 comments on “Two blogs enter. One blog leaves.
  1. typingspace says:

    i like that we’re not even looking at each other. instead, checking to see that the world is watching our super-powered battle.

  2. Adam! I LOVE it!!! sooooo funny! you’re hilarious!

  3. Adam Ford says:

    glad you like it boys. now i want a good clean fight. play nice.

  4. Ivy says:

    Heeheehee! Love it.

  5. Isn’t it fun that poets fight like this. I had hoped for duelling haiku, but this is OK. The comments are fun and they are both holding up quite well. I don’t know this Derek person, but Nathan is a fine human being.
    My assessment is based mostly on what my turgid imagination has conceived based on not much at all really apart from the fact I am a woman of a certain age and Nathan is a somewhat cute looking lad of a quite different age.

    • Adam Ford says:

      As I mentioned in Derek’s comments thread, i’m not a big fan of haiku battles, or renga battles or what have you. It’s very been-done-before. A LIMERICK battle, however…

  6. genevieve says:

    okay, limericks then.
    It’s a great pic. If I link to this stunt can I use it?
    (Not sure the battle deserves all the attention on its own.)

  7. […] it anticipated the outcome of the blog war declared between poets Nathan Curnow and Derek Motion. The stakes were high – the loser had to quit their blog – and now a winner has been […]

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I'm a dad and the author of the poetry collections The Third Fruit is a Bird and Not Quite the Man for the Job, the novel Man Bites Dog and the short story collection Heroes and Civilians.

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