Poetry

“Take the A) Sex Quiz, B) Personality Test, or C) Quick Break from Busywork” by Rob Carney, guest blog post on Terrain.org + prompt

"Sex/Personality" Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series by Rob Carney on Terrain.org

“Sex/Personality” Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series by Rob Carney on Terrain.org

And just when you thought you’d never take another internet quiz… Rob Carney presents a way to entertain and inspire his readers in this recent blog post “Take the A) Sex Quiz, B) Personality Test, or C) Quick Break from Busywork” for his series Old Roads, New Stories: A Blog Series on Terrain.org.

Discover if you are a cheetah, antelope, orca, or wolf and whether you prefer watermelon or cherries. Go ahead. Take a break. Take the quiz and see where it leads you.

And then a special request to all my readers. Share your answer to #26 in the comments here. “If you could do one thing a second time, what would it be?” (I’ll start, see my answer.)

Extra credit: Write your own quiz and post a link to it in the comments below.


Make sure not to miss his most recent guest blog posts: “Environmental Studies” and “Architecture.” In the latter, Carney delves into the building of poems and shares a lovely example.

“That’s what I’m talking about—poems half poem, half table-in-the-corner. Those are the kind I like trying to build, and maybe you’ll think this is one:

When I Went to Work as a Snow-Globe Designer,

I didn’t do it for the usual reasons.
I did it to get some practice in

before building my house at the bottom of the ocean.
Less traffic noise, for one thing,

and I’ve traded crows for manta rays…
a million fish like clouds

of colorful rain.
And my yard is a coral reef,

and I never shovel the sidewalk
since the snow just floats suspended in my dome.

You ought to come visit me. We could open some wine
and watch the sharks cruise over…

then sit together by the fireplace,
impossibly warm.”


88 mapsRob Carney’s fourth book 88 Maps was just released by Lost Horse Press (distribution by University of Washington Press). Read the detailed review by Julie Marie Wade on The Rumpus here.

Other books and chapbooks include Story Problems and Weather Report, from Somondoco Press. You can also read his poetry in Terrain.org: 4th Annual Contest Winner and Issue 30. And listen to a new radio interview with Rob Carney.

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