Sunday, March 07, 2010

The Sixth Daily Poem Project, Week One


The Daily Poem Project (or "Poetry Idol," as C. Dale Young likes to call it) involves reading the poem on Poetry Daily every day for a week, then voting for the poem you like best. We do this for twelve weeks, and at the end there is a final vote among the twelve winners to determine an overall winner. (For a list of previous winners, see below.)

I'm running the project with two classes this term, and I will tally all the votes from the classes and the blog to determine the winner.

So here are the poems to vote for in week one, the first week of the sixth Daily Poem Project (the poems on Poetry Daily from Monday, March 1, to Sunday, March 7):

March 1: The Olive Stump, by Sherod Santos (vote only on the first poem)
March 2: Landscape with Ignatz, by Monica Youn (vote only on the first poem)
March 3: Haunt, by Maureen N. McLane
March 4: Trick, by Sam Willetts
March 5: Resort, by Kate Potts
March 6: The School of the Arts, by Adrian Blevins
March 7: More Precisely, by Ander Monson

The project will run for twelve weeks, and then the twelve weekly 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 (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 FRIDAY, MARCH 12! But I will still accept votes as long as I have not posted the final results. (March 14 at the latest.)

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

The winners of the previous projects:

1DPP: "The Shout," by Simon Armitage
2DPP: "Fragment," by A. E. Stallings.
3DPP: "Inside the Maze (II, III, and IV)", by Hadara Bar-Nadav (blog vote)
3DPP: "Friends", by Laure-Anne Bosselaar (class vote)
4DPP: "Come to Me, His Blood," by Martha Rhodes
5DPP: "Cataract op," by Edward Field


swiss said...

adrian blevins for me

Marion McCready said...

Trick by Sam Willetts.

afly said...

adrian blevins

Nancy Devine said...

Trick by Sam Willetts

RC said...

Monica Youn

Andrew Shields said...

I'll get my own vote in before this gets much further: Willetts. The poem itself is a good trick: writing about a subject that one wants to write about, but that is full of traps, and pulling it off.

Cinzia said...

Haunt, by Maureen N. MacLane

Arnaud said...

"Haunt" by Maureen N. McLane

Cathrin Nika said...

More Precisely, by Ander Monson

SarahJane said...

Landscape with Ignatz

Katy Loebrich said...

Ander Monson "More Precisely"

Welcome back, DPP! :-)

Donald Brown said...


Suz said...

Sharod Santos for me.

Gabe said...

I go with Trick.

Pamela Johnson Parker said...


M said...

More Precisely

Ruth B. Shields said...

My vote "Beer" by Lee Upton

Anonymous said...

Dear Andrew "Trick" does it.Lucien Goldmann's dramatic instantiation brilliantly yet concisely expressed Best wishes Duncan