Guessing Game: Poem Form Preferred By Serial Killers

Excerpt Answer: Because they take everything literally!

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Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya

Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya is the managing editor of Autostraddle and a lesbian writer of essays, short stories, and pop culture criticism living in Orlando. She is the assistant managing editor of TriQuarterly, and her short stories appear or are forthcoming in McSweeney's Quarterly Concern, Joyland, Catapult, The Offing, and more. Some of her pop culture writing can be found at The A.V. Club, Vulture, The Cut, and others. You can follow her on Twitter or Instagram and learn more about her work on her website.

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  1. i 100% cheated because my brain simply does not contain the necessary knowledge here, let alone a catalog of words with that many letters in them, but: nicely done, i get it

  2. Finally my useless knowledge of poetry from too many lit degrees comes into handy!!

    Poem Form for Serial Killers

  3. Hah. Had to google “types of poetry” after I tried the only 10 letter word related to poetry that I could think of. But once I saw the list, I knew.

    Poem Form for Serial Killers

  4. Poem Form for Serial Killers

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