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whiteness contest judged
Blog Posted:11/30/2012 10:13:00 AM


Hi Soupers,      
                   My Contest is judged. It was judged without favoritism. I read all of the poems at least twice and if they made it to the second round they were read multiple times.
The poems that made it to the third round were picked over until they started to meld into one. Very difficult to decide the winner. Ultimately Carrie Richards took first place,
with her poem White shoulders. It captures all of the senses, she managed to put a soft glow around a special moment in time. I would like to thank everyone who took part in my first contest. 99 poets submitted some one hundred twenty plus poems. Congrats to all who entered. Don't be disapointed if you didn't place, its just one persons opinion and in reality any number of poems could have taken first place.
      Just a little side note: A person entered a poem in the contest that was spectacular,
i read it and was contemplating having  two first places...then for whatever reason they withdrew the poem. I was tempted to contact the person to tell them to resubmit. but felt it would have ruined the integrity of the contest.Anyhow Carrie has won the anthology,"Poetry Speaks", its both in written and audio form, where you can listen to famous poets recite their poetry. It also has brief biographies of each poet.
    To the syntax fanatics,yes your going to find a few blips in some of the poems but you don't  toss a rolls royce because it has a scratch. 
 Thanks again for all the poets who participated. I'll be running another contest shortly that will be out of this world, i just have to work out the details.

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  1. Date: 12/3/2012 9:54:00 AM
    Thank you again, Anthony!! Although I've had to take a respite from the soup lately due to a loss in my family, ...I've been missing my Soup family very much! When you picked my poem among all those wonderful and amazing poems submitted for your contest, I was so surprised and pleased, and it gave me such a boost to the spirit, and can't thank you enough for this honor! Thank you very much.........I look forward to "Poetry Speaks" anthology more than you can know! I appreciate your confidence in my poetry very very much! Thank you!!!

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  1. Date: 12/1/2012 7:50:00 AM
    Curious thing about the withdrawal. I would love to know that poet! Anyway, I want to thank you for my win in your contest. it was quite the challenge, but also an inspiration. Carrie is one of the best poets here. I was happy to go read her poem on the list. congrats to all.

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    Slausen Avatar Anthony Slausen Date: 12/1/2012 9:26:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Andrea, congrats on your win. Well deserved as this contest was judged blindly. Anthony
  1. Date: 11/30/2012 2:44:00 PM
    Congratulations to all!.....The theme was a good one Anthony; wide open for creativity!

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    Slausen Avatar Anthony Slausen Date: 12/1/2012 9:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the support scribe Anthony

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My Poems

Date PostedPoem TitleFormCategories
4/17/2014An Enchanted little PoemRhymehope,nature,
3/23/2014The Lost Flight of HopeFree verseallegory,space,
3/20/2014Avalanche PreoccupiedRhymearabic,art,feelings,natur
3/17/2014grave heartRhymeanger,death,
2/24/2014Yellow-fins Rhymeallegory,business,conflic
2/8/2014Crows feetHaikudeath of a friend,
2/7/2014 winter crumbsHaikunature,
10/11/2013 Eden's Graffiti Narrativeabuse,garden,
10/6/2013CloudburstFree versenature,
10/6/2013Turtle Hand GodFree versedeath of a friend,
9/26/2013Medium ManFree versebird,men,
9/25/2013Factory HeartFree verseadventure,fantasy,heart,
9/23/2013White CrowsRhymeintrospection,
9/21/2013I'm Your HeartwormFree versedesire,fantasy,
9/20/2013Somewhere to SomewhereFree versebird,eulogy,
9/20/2013Butterfly BeachFree versebeach,butterfly,
9/17/2013A Question For The SendersFree versebetrayal,
9/15/2013 Cookie Cutter DayFree verseadventure,
9/11/2013Towers in the MistDidacticanniversary,freedom,
9/8/2013Fruitless WarFree versewar,
9/3/2013Beach Acrosticbeach,
8/31/2013dance like a crabRhymeallegory,beach,

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Fav Poems

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Upon the sandRhymelost love,
The DarkroomFree verseintrospectionme,red,
Obscurity in the twilight hoursNarrativelovenight,night,
Forever VeronaSonnetlove
The silent cryFree verseconfusion,emotions,farewe

Fav Poets

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Tatyana Carney United States Flag United States Read
John Heck United States Flag United States Read
Tony Bush United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
Ernesto P. Santiago Philippines Flag Philippines Read
Jill Martin United States Flag United States Read
Jean Marble United States Flag United States Read
Carrie Richards United States Flag United States Read
Xavier Keough United States Flag United States Read
Laura Mckenzie United States Flag United States Read
Linda-Marie SweetHeart Italy Flag Italy Read