The Boston Globe's Miss Conduct Blog is sponsoring a Clerihew contest in honor of Clerihew day (July 10). Go here for contest rules. The winner will receive a copy of The Best American Poetry 2007 (and no end of glory and bragging rights).
On the evening of July 7, Miss Conduct will pick the top 5 clerihews. Readers will vote on the winners, until midnight on July 10--CLERIHEW DAY! The winner will be announced on the morning of July 11.
What is a Clerihew? Here's Miss Conduct's definition:
1. They are about a person, and the first line is (usually) the name of that person.
2. There are four lines.
3. The rhyme scheme is AABB; the first two lines and the second two lines rhyme.
4. There is no meter; that is, the lines can be as long or short as you want.