The game of telephone -- also known as "Chinese Whispers" and "Russian Gossip" (thank you, JA) -- has inspired a terrific project on the Huffington Post. Masterminded by Nicole Walker and Rebecca Campbell, the project requires participating poets to respond within twenty-four hours to the painting posted yesterday in response to the poem of the day before in a constantly renewing chain. The collaborative game is called 7 Rings. "The premise is 'An Artist's Game of Telephone'
and the quick turn-around time is part of the fun," Walker says. The painting on the left by Elizabeth Tremante is part of her response to a poem by Paisley Rekdal ("After Frank"). -- DL