Sunday, April 11, 2010

The Sixth Daily Poem Project, Week Six Call for Votes

THE SIXTH DAILY POEM PROJECT, WEEK SIX

Here are the poems to vote for in the sixth week of the sixth Daily Poem Project (the poems on Poetry Daily from Monday, April 5, to Sunday, April 11):

April 11: A Fisheries Scientist And His Father, The Preacher, Gather Salmon , by Peter Munro
April 10: The Burthen of the Mystery Indeed, by Maurice Manning
April 9: Returning to the Land of 1,000 Dances, by Sandra Beasley
April 8: Fifth Avenue in Early Spring, by Philip Schultz (vote only on the first poem)
April 7: The Hereafter, by Andrew Hudgins
April 6: Winter's Tale, by Maxine Kumin
April 5: The Rain at Sea, by Don Paterson

HOW TO VOTE: You can send your vote to me by email or as a comment on the blog (or as a comment to my Facebook link to this call for votes). 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 on my blog). If you want to vote anonymously, that's okay, but please choose some sort of pseudonym so I can keep track of different votes by anonymous voters. I will post comments as they come in.

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 17! But I will still accept votes as long as I have not posted the final results (which I will do by Sunday, April 18, at the latest).

Feel free to pass on this call for votes to anyone who might be interested!

The winner of week one was Trick, by Sam Willetts.
The winner of week two was Ecclesiastes, by Khaled Mattawa.
The winner of week three was To a Jornalero Cleaning Out My Neighbor’s Garage, by Eduardo C. Corral.
The winner of week four was In the Men's Room at the Café Provence, by F. D. Reeve.
The winner of week five was The Bus Driver, by Hédi Kaddour, tr. Marilyn Hacker.

9 comments:

cathrin nika said...

i vote for The Rain at Sea, by Don Paterson

Arnaud said...

The Burthen of the Mystery Indeed, by Maurice Manning

RC said...

I really like Returning To The Land Of One Thousand Dances,but it's got such a weak ending.I guess I'll have to go with Winter's Tale.

ezgi said...

The Burthen of the Mystery Indeed

Peter Joseph said...

Sandra's poem wins this week! And I disagree with RC's comment--the ending is very strong!

Peter

Anonymous said...

April 8: Fifth Avenue in Early Spring, by Philip Schultz

Katy Loebrich said...

The Hereafter narrowly edges out The Rain at Sea & Returning to the Land of 1000 Dances for me this week.

Much better selection than last week, thankfully!

swiss said...

maurice manning for me

Andrew Shields said...

My vote is for Peter Munro, with Sandra Beasley a close second.

I like Paterson's book "Rain", but that was not my favorite poem in it (though I liked it a lot more on a second, more careful reading).

I posted two longer discussions of poems from that book back in September and October:

http://andrewjshields.blogspot.com/2009/09/two-trees.html

http://andrewjshields.blogspot.com/2009/09/two-trees.html