Tuesday, May 20, 2008

The Fourth Daily Poem Project, Final Round Call for Votes


Here are the poems to vote for in the final round of my fourth Daily Poem Project. They are the winners of the twelve rounds from Monday, February 18, to Sunday, May 11 (each week's poems being those that appeared on Poetry Daily that week; week 9 ended in a tie, hence the two poems from that week):

1. Alison Brackenbury's Edward Thomas's Daughter
2. Martha Zweig's Overturn
3. B. T. Shaw's We End, Like Galileo
4. Damian Walford Davies's Plague
5. Mary Jo Salter's Point of View
6. Bill Zavatsky's Ode to the Maker of Odes
7. Marie Howe's The Star Market
8. Adam Zagajewski's In a Little Apartment, translated by Clare Cavanagh
9a. Sidney Wade's Siamo a la Frutta
9b. John Rybicki's Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me
10. Elaine Sexton's Night. Fire
11. Lisa Williams's Horizontally, I Moved
12. Martha Rhodes's Come to Me, His Blood

HOW TO VOTE: Please vote for only ONE poem. 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).

I will not set a particular deadline for you to vote by, as I will be trying to recruit lots of people to vote in this final round. (If you vote, feel free to pass on the call for votes to as many people as you like!) As long as this post does not say that voting is closed, you may still vote! (As of now, Friday, May 23, the voting is still open and I'd love to hear from anyone who is interested!)

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).


Colin Will said...

John Rybicki: Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me.

Kelli Russell Agodon - Book of Kells said...

7. Marie Howe's The Star Market

Anonymous said...

Rybicki please.

George S said...

Between Salter and Rybicki. Salter in the end. Yes, Salter.

Steven D. Schroeder said...

Martha Zweig, Overturn

Anonymous said...

John Rybicki's Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me

hebegeebee said...

Sidney Wade's Siamo a la Frutta

Anonymous said...

Elaine Sexton's Night.Fire

Marion McCready said...

Sidney Wade's Siamo a la Frutta

Satori Blues said...

John Rybicki's Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me.

Anonymous said...

Mary Jo Salter's Point of View

Anonymous said...

Lisa Williams, by far and away -- perfect update to an age-old theme.

Bruce Loebrich said...

Lisa Williams's Horizontally, I Moved barely edged out Mary Jo Salter's Point of View for me.

Anonymous said...

My #1 choice in DPP4's final round is:

'Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me'
by John Rybicki

-- dhsh

PS: Can't seem to resist reporting
my second & third choices, too:

'The Star Market' by Marie Howe
-- first runner-up

'Plague' by Damian Walford Davies
-- second runner-up

RC said...

Ode To The Maker Of Odes

Anonymous said...

I vote for Come to Me, His Blood by Martha Rhodes.

SarahJane said...

i'm sorry. i chose. then i un-chose. when does this close?


Andrew Shields said...

Voting will not close before Saturday, May 31.

Katy Loebrich said...

Night. Fire.

swiss said...

um, it'll be zagajewski first for me, then rybicki i think, followed, closely, by zavatsky

Anonymous said...

Argh, Andrew. This was tough. I'm going with Elaine Sexton, 'Night. Fire' Syntax + repetition = seashore = neato.

Unknown said...

This is hard. I would vote for almost any of these on different days. Today my choice is Damian Walford Davies' "Plague." It's a poem I want to read aloud over and over and over.

Andrew Shields said...

For me, it comes down to Salter or Zagajewski, and though Salter provides exquisite "mathematical / pleasure," I am going to vote for Zagajewski, whose poem has such quiet ambition, so subtly fulfilled.