Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Fourth Daily Poem Project, Final Round Results


The winner of the final round of my fourth Daily Poem Project (see the call for votes here) is Martha Rhodes's Come to Me, His Blood, which received 7 votes out of 50 cast. As those numbers suggest, the voting was incredibly close, with Bill Zavatsky's Ode to the Maker of Odes in second place with 6 votes, and three poems tied for third with five votes: Mary Jo Salter's Point of View, John Rybicki's Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me, and Elaine Sexton's Night. Fire. All thirteen finalists received at least one vote, and quite a few people commented on how many of the poems they really enjoyed. (Of course, each of the finalists had already been chosen in the week that it won.)

I would like to thank everyone who participated, especially those of you who took the time to vote almost every week! Some serious emailing brought in a bunch more voters for the final round, several of whom commented on how much they liked the idea. That encouragement may well lead me to start a fifth DPP in August or September ...

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