Voting begins for WIZ’s 2011 Spring Runoff Most Popular Poem Award

Over at AMV’s companion blog Wilderness Interface Zone, our 6 and 1/2 weeks of Spring Poetry Runoff have finished.  The last poems have posted and voting to decide which one wins the 2011 Spring Poetry Runoff’s Most Popular Poem Award runs through Saturday, May 14th.  Participating poets, please come vote, and let your friends and family members know about the voting, too.  Everyone is invited to participate in choosing the Spring Runoff’s Most Popular Poem Award winner.

Profuse thanks to all the fine poets who contributed to the Spring Poetry Runoff, not only for participating beautifully but also for exceeding (once again) my expectations for the number, quality, and wide-ranging nature of poems submitted.    There really was a great turnout of celebrants and a beguiling show of high-quality verse.  And a shout out to Carla Martin-Wood and my son Saul, who provided pix to brighten up the site for everyone.

The poll to determine the winner of the Spring Poetry Runoff Popular Poem Award will close Saturday, May 14, but winners of both the popular vote and the Admin Award will be announced on or around Monday, May 16th.   So keep an eye on WIZ to see how matters settle out.  Also, grab your fav’rit munchies.  Twenty-five poems qualified for the voting, any one of which can cause you to linger longer.   Also: To ease the discomfort of exercising your agency in  a veritable candy store of choices, each voter can vote for his or her three favorite poems!  Instructions on how to access the poems are available in the post”“please read all instructions carefully.

To vote, click here.

The winner of the Most Popular Poem Award and the winner of the Admin Award will receive their choices of  Mark Bennion’s Song and Selah: A Poetic Journey Through The Book Of Mormon (Bentley Enterprises 2009), A Metaphorical God: Poems ( Persea 2008) by Kimberly Johnson, or The Clearing (Texas Tech University Press 2007) by Philip White.