Sweet Corn Spectacular – A Haiku Contest!


Summer is here, and that means not only is it potato salad season, it’s sweet corn season!

Would you just LOOK at that potato salad above? Roasted corn, bacon, a ridiculously amazing vinaigrette dressing… MMMMmmm! It beautifully marries corn AND potato salad season, and is just one of many great – and unique – recipes in my upcoming cookbook, “Sweet Corn Spectacular”.

With the release date only one week away, I thought it would be fun to host a fun contest. Always fun to give away books! So, here’s what we’re doing:

The Contest

Write your own original corn themed Haiku and submit it as a comment to this blog entry!

What’s a Haiku? It’s a short, three line poem. The first line has 5 syllables, the second line has seven, and the third line has five. As an example, here’s one I could see my husband writing:

I am a Corn Freak
Corn Corn Corn Corn Corn Corn Corn
I Want More Corn Please

… yeah. Neither of us are poets, so we won’t be winning any Haiku contests ourselves!

Some quick terms that you agree to, by submitting your Haiku as a contest entry:

1. You agree that your entry is your own original work, and will indemnify Celebration Generation, LLC if you submit someone else’s work without permission.

2. Celebration Generation, LLC will select the winner based on whatever random criteria seems fit, based on the entries received. Make us laugh, make us cry, make us think… who knows what will grab us? Keep it clean, though – we don’t necessarily want to hear about what the man from Nantucket likes to do with fresh corn on the cob!

3. You may submit as many entries as you would like, please keep them as separate comments. (1 comment per Haiku entry!)

4. One winner will receive a copy of “Sweet Corn Spectacular”. Celebration Generation, LLC will be mailing the prize, so winner will need to provide a valid mailing address. The winning Haiku will also be published on Celebration Generation’s blog and social media accounts, with attribution.

5. In the event of a tie, two prizes may be awarded.

6. Your submitted Haiku will become the property of Celebration Generation, LLC

7. Any Haiku submission to Celebration Generation, LLC constitutes agreement with these terms.

8. Contest closes at 12pm CST, July 1, 2013.

Winner(s) will be notified by email (So be sure to use a valid email for your comment!)

Not a poetic person? That’s ok, the book IS available for preorder – Just click below!

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Author:Marie Porter

Marie is an award winning cake artist based in Minnesota's Twin Cities. Known as much for her delicious and diverse flavor menu as for her sugar artistry, Marie's work has graced magazines and blogs around the world. Having baked and designed for brides, celebrities, and even Klingons, Marie was proud to share her wealth of baking knowledge in her two cookbooks: "The Spirited Baker" and “Evil Cake Overlord”. Marie has also authored a book about her experiences surrounding the 2011 Minneapolis tornado: "Twisted: A Minneapolis Tornado Memoir"

20 Responses to “Sweet Corn Spectacular – A Haiku Contest!”

  1. diane campo
    June 24, 2013 at 9:43 am #

    Sweet tender kernals
    Sighs the wind through the cornfield
    While the sun smiles on

  2. Heidi Jameson
    June 24, 2013 at 10:18 am #

    Kernels wet with dew
    Cut from the cob and then chewed
    Come out in my poo

  3. Hillary Robertson
    June 24, 2013 at 12:05 pm #

    Sweet corn in summer:
    Buttered goodness drips down chins,
    Happy, messy smile!

  4. Mandi Studler
    June 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm #

    Popped, roasted, or creamed
    Bursting kernels of yum yum
    Please get in my mouth.

  5. Heidi Jameson
    June 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm #

    Tooting Marie’s horn
    She is goddess of corn
    If no cookbook, I’m forlorn.

  6. Heidi Jameson
    June 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm #

    Corrected version, because I get so excited about corn that I forget how to count syllables:

    Tooting Marie’s horn
    She is the goddess of corn
    Book please, or I mourn!

  7. Heidi Jameson
    June 24, 2013 at 1:55 pm #

    If I had some corn
    Make your recipes for Gorn,
    Save the Enterprise.

  8. Heidi Jameson
    June 24, 2013 at 1:58 pm #

    Corn green and husky
    Recipe from Tuscany
    La Vita Dolce

  9. Laura
    June 26, 2013 at 6:39 pm #

    Great Cornholio
    I need teepee! Need teepee
    for my bunghole!

    (If you’ve never seen Beavis and Butthead, I apologize.)

  10. Laura
    June 26, 2013 at 6:40 pm #

    I heard that Marie
    put corn cheesecake in this book
    I must have it now!

  11. Laura
    June 26, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    I love corn. Marie’s
    Sweet Corn Spectacular book
    will complete my life.

  12. Judy
    June 26, 2013 at 10:04 pm #

    Roasted sweet corn,dear
    Love to eat it at the fair
    Needs salt. Thank you. Nom.

  13. June 26, 2013 at 11:37 pm #

    Corns in my tummy,
    Corns in my hair, down my bra,
    Eat ALL the corns, yum!

    Somehow this haiku turned into my life story of I look like after I eats ze corns

  14. June 30, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    What to do with corn?
    Shuck it make tater salad,
    Want more? Buy the book!

  15. Michael
    June 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm #

    Sweet, delicious corn
    Now spliced with bacteria
    Screw you Monsanto

  16. ThePuck1
    June 30, 2013 at 7:12 pm #

    The Corn in the Cob
    is salted and buttered
    and it’s in my teeth.

  17. Heidi Jameson
    July 1, 2013 at 9:35 am #

    Laura said cheesecake
    Cornholio and bunghole
    My poo ‘ku is best!

    Said with all due love and respect to my peep and friend, Laura. And I can tell which Laura you are from the B&B reference. LOL

  18. Kim Cope
    July 1, 2013 at 10:56 am #

    (I hope this isn’t too racy.)

    Corn tassels excite
    Like a teasing burlesque queen
    Dance into my mouth

  19. July 2, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    I ponder haikus
    While tasting sweet corn relish
    And miss the deadline



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