Sunday, April 13, 2008

The Fourth Daily Poem Project Week 8 call for votes

THE FOURTH DAILY POEM PROJECT, WEEK EIGHT

Here are the poems to vote for in week eight of my fourth Daily Poem Project (the poems on Poetry Daily from Monday, April 7, to Sunday, April 13):

50. First Snowfall, by Jon Pineda (vote only on the first poem)
51. Atlas, by Fady Joudah (vote only on the first poem)
52. Elegy, by Elise Partridge (vote only on the first poem)
53. In a Little Apartment, by Adam Zagajewski, tr. Clare Cavanagh (vote only on the first poem)
54. Embarrassment, by Brenda Shaughnessy
55. Cairo, NY, by Cornelius Eady
56. September, by August Kleinzahler

This is the eight week of twelve weeks, at the end of which the twelve winners will be put together for a final vote.

HOW TO VOTE: You can send your vote to me by email or as a comment on the blog. If you want to vote by commenting but do not want your vote to appear on the blog, you just have to say so in your comment (I moderate all comments). (If you read this on Facebook, please vote on my blog and not as a comment on Facebook.) I will post comments as they come in (unless you tell me not to post the comment, of course).

You may vote by the title, the author's name, or the number of the poem in the list above. Please make a final decision and vote for only one poem (although it is always interesting to see people's lists).

Please VOTE BY SATURDAY, April 18! But I will still accept votes as long as I have not posted the final results, which I will do on April 19. If you would like to receive an email announcing the posting of the results, make sure to get me your email address somehow (if it is not available through your blogger profile or the like, say).

The winner of week 1 was Alison Brackenbury's "Edward Thomas's daughter."
The winner of week 2 was Martha Zweig's "Overturn."
The winner of week 3 was B. T. Shaw's "We End, Like Galileo."
The winner of week 4 was Damian Walford Davies's "Plague."
The winner of week 5 was Mary Jo Salter's "Point of View."
The winner of week 6 was Bill Zavatsky's "Ode to the Maker of Odes."
The winner of week 7 was Marie Howe's "The Star Market."

9 comments:

Colin Will said...

Some good poems this week. My vote goes to Kleinzahler.

Donald Brown said...

I'll go for Zagajewski, for that line "a girl who didn't become my mother" and for a certain simpatico relation I seem to have with the poem in general. I really liked parts of Shaughnessy and the Eady poem was nicely succinct.

RC said...

I go with Elegy.

swiss said...

zagajewski for me with joudah a close second

DinoK4 said...

my vote goes to Atlas and Cairo, NY!!!

Anonymous said...

"September" for me... closely followed by "Elegy", and then "First Snowfall".

Andrew Shields said...

I was struck by Jon Pineda's "First Snowfall," Elise Partridge's "Elegy," Cornelius Eady's "Cairo, NY," and August Kleinzahler's "September" — but I was FLOORED by Zagajewski's poem, and I agree with Don Brown that "kissed a girl who didn't become my mother" is stunning.

Anonymous said...

In a Little Apartment, by Adam Zagajewski
... no contest at all this week (imo)

-- dhsh

Katy said...

Cairo, by Cornelius Eady. With Elegy, by Elise Partridge as runner-up.

When I read them through the first time, I said "I like that" out loud when I finished Elegy. I was leaning towards it until I re-read the batch. I still like Elegy, but it has a very standard rhythmic quality to it, like it was written in 4/4 time & it's playing to a metronome with no variation to the beat, while Cairo has a bit more flow.