Wednesday, March 26, 2008

You Be The Judge

The good news is that my poem In the Coming Light has been selected as one of 12 finalists in Artella's Spring Poetic Idol Contest.The less than good news is that I didn't read the fine print when I entered the contest They have recently changed the format for the final judging. The final winners are selected via a community vote.

I'm uncomfortable with the concept of what amounts to a bit of a popularity contest, though on some level I do think I understand why Artella has changed to this format.But just because I understand the possible reasoning behind the change in the voting process, that doesn't mean I fully embrace it--I'm simply not comfortable asking people to vote for my poem.

However, I am comfortable providing the link and asking my peers to vote for their favorite poem.You be the judge . . .