Designed by Jean-Louis François Devisme in 1854, manufactured from 1857 to 1858 with some variations around France and Belgium, serial number 7843. 10,8mm/.425 cap and ball, six shot Thouvenin cylinder, single action. Firearms using the design of the carabine à tige of Louis-Etienne de Thouvenin had a small metal rod protruding from the end of the breech inside the barrel, upon which the lead bullet would be squished with a heavy ramrod to fit the rifling’s grooves. This revolver saw limited use in the American Civil War and the Franco-Prussian war, but the complex disassembly required to reload it made it unpractical as a military weapon until the top break, centerfire variant came rolling.
Submit your worst verse–any poem or lyric written before the age of 19! We’ll feature a few of our favorite entries on The Mortified Podcast on December 28, 2015. One person will be crowned “Most Mortified Poet 2015” and will get tickets to see Mortified Live in a city of their choice plus an annual subscription to Poetry magazine. Could this be you?
How to Participate:
Dust off your old high school poetry notebooks.
Call the hotline before December 15, 2015:
Record yourself reading your best worst stuff. Leave a voice message providing your:
Phone & Email (don’t worry–your contact information is just so we can contact you)
Age When You Wrote Your Entry
Why It Mortifies You
Then Read (or Sing or Rap) Your Worst Verse
Deadline for submissions is December 15th at 11 PM PST.
Of course, if you want to hear GREAT poems, visit The Poetry Foundation, who made this special online event possible. Discover fantastic poetry-related podcasts, videos, issues of Poetry Magazine, and beyond. Support The Poetry Foundation, whose mission is to show you that poetry isn’t just for snobs in tweed jackets.
What is the Mortified Podcast?
Mortified is a weekly series where adults share their most embarrassing childhood writings in front of total strangers. These stories come to us from our many live events. There might be one in a city near you soon. Check it out!You can also listen to the latest episode here.