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Pictured here with my younger sister Sarah, who is currently working on her first novel. We are very close and I love her to bits! I've been writing ever since I first picked up a pen, and have had poems published in various magazines and anthologies. My passion is contemporary free verse, and I read a lot, because I do believe that the more you read, the more it enhances your own work. Aside from writing and literature, my other main interests are music/singing, ballet and theatre. I also have an interest in make up and vintage fashion.

Vibrant Verse 2 Contest Judged

Blog Posted:8/7/2014 3:02:00 AM

Well, the standard in this contest was through the roof! Reading the poems, I had to keep reminding myself that I wasn't reading poems in a top quality publication! Believe me, the standard was that high. Consequently there are sixteen winners, which is quite a large number for me. Those sixteen poems are all quality writes, regardless of where they placed on the list. I cannot emphasize that enough. There are a lot of multiple placements because there was so little to choose between many of the poems - I loved them all, but for different reasons. In judging them (which was an almost impossible task!) I considered imagery, use of metaphor and simile, subject matter, originality (always counts for a lot with me), technical ability - the entire 'package'. The three poems in joint 1st were placed for their sheer beauty and unique manipulation of language. A big congrats to my sixteen winners, and thank you to everybody who participated in this high standard contest! :)

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  1. Date: 8/8/2014 7:53:00 PM
    Charlotte, thank you for the placement of my poem in your contest. You raise a high standard; I love that in a contest. It provides inspiration for the write.

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  1. Date: 8/8/2014 6:43:00 PM
    Thanks to my wonderful and talented poet friend across the pond! Placing in one of YOUR contests is a true honor...Congrats to all the winners and I am SO glad and proud to see my friend Faye Gibson's piece at the top of your list! - Tim

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  1. Date: 8/7/2014 10:25:00 PM
    Charlotte, I always feel so happy to win in one of your contests. Congrats to all. I can't wait to read all the list!!

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  1. Date: 8/7/2014 2:09:00 PM
    Hi Charlotte.. :) I am one of the silent readers of your contests and been wanting to join one and finally I did have a courage to try and enter one.. :) Your instructions are really wow!!! and its encouraging.. :) Actually, Its a shoot to the moon try .. :) as since you emphasized the use of language grammatically correct and well with the figure of speech too.. :) Thank you for finding my entry a deserving one to be placed.. :) I am happy with it.. but yes, my purest intention in entering this is well the readers will be inspired.. :) Thanks to you for thinking this contest.. :) Congratulations to the other WINNERS.. :)

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 8/7/2014 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    gotta see yours, Olive. I bet it is wonderful.
  1. Date: 8/7/2014 12:50:00 PM
    i feel redeemed after missing your part 1, charlotte... your challenge is truly interesting... my best congrats to all who participated.. thank you and huggs!

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    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 8/7/2014 10:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I think I saw that you were number one? BIG congrats, Nette

My Past Blog Posts

Seasonal Acrostics Contest Judged
Date Posted: 10/11/2014 3:34:00 PM
Creative Haiku Contest Judged
Date Posted: 9/27/2014 4:31:00 PM
Heart And Soul Confessionalism Contest Judged
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Brief (I promise!) Contest Update - Hints & Tips
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'Poems About Places' Judged and New Contest Posted
Date Posted: 8/29/2014 5:26:00 PM
Dark Poetry Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/15/2014 5:01:00 AM
Vibrant Verse 2 Contest Judged
Date Posted: 8/7/2014 3:02:00 AM
Vibrant Verse Contest Judged & New Contest Posted
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