Sunday, April 18, 2010

The Sixth Daily Poem Project, Week Seven Call for Votes


Here are the poems to vote for in the seventh week of the sixth Daily Poem Project (the poems on Poetry Daily from Monday, April 12, to Sunday, April 18):

April 18: Losing My Hair, by Wesley McNair
April 17: First It Is Taken Away from Me, by Richard Tillinghast
April 16: That Sweet Before Emotion, by John Stammers
April 15: That was the mind's wild swarm trapezing from an oak limb, by Carol Frost
April 14: The Spirit of the Lord, by Afzal Ahmed Syed, tr. Musharraf Ali Farooqi (vote only on the first poem)
April 13: The Conquerors, by L. S. Asekoff
April 12: H1N1, by Robyn Schiff

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 24! But I will still accept votes as long as I have not posted the final results (which I will do by Sunday, April 25, 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.
The winner of week six was Winter's Tale, by Maxine Kumin.


Donald Brown said...

Wesley McNair, runner-up Tillinghast.

Arnaud said...

H1N1, by Robyn Schiff.

cathrin nika said...

this week voting for only one poem is really tough but i go for The Conquerors, by L. S. Asekoff

Katy Loebrich said...

Eehh, this week left me feeling rather nonplussed.

I'm going to go with First It Is Taken Away from Me. My runners-up are H1N1 & The Spirit of the Lord. But I felt pretty blase about all of them this week.

RC said...

Going with the swine flu poem:H1N1,but not too excited about it.

dinah said...

It's gotta be H1N1.

M said...

That Sweet Before Emotion

l_m said...


Marion McCready said...

Carol Frost

Gabe said...

My vote goes for Tillinghast. I liked Stammers too, but the poems ultimately seemed somehow insincere. Asekoff also caught my attention, but was a bit too polemical and heavy-handed for me.

swiss said...

stammers edges over asekoff for me

Andrew Shields said...

I'd followed the voting before reading the poems and wondered whether I would like Schiff's poem as much as so many others did — and yes indeed I do. I like the slightly off voice in the poem, as if it were spoken in some imaginary idiom that may someday have been spoken.