The Shit Creek Review


I’ve written quite a few ‘rude’ sonnets, and I really think the sonnet is such a versatile form, it can be used for any subject matter.M. A. Griffiths

In honor of the late M. A. Griffiths, the Shit Creek Review is holding a Rude Sonnet contest. The prize will go to the rude sonnet we like best, not necessarily the rudest sonnet.


One copy of Grasshopper: The Poetry of M. A. Griffiths and publication of the winning sonnet in the Shit Creek Review


Rose Kelleher


June 30, 2011

Entry Fee:



One sonnet per poet. Unpublished sonnets only.

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