Premiere Contests - My View
Blog Posted:4/4/2019 1:49:00 AM
A great pleasure I get from them is sorting out poems into what counts for me (based on good poetic knowledge) as first, second, third, etc. This is done without my knowing who the poets are, so the next thrill is seeing the names on the winners' list against the poems I have chosen. Sometimes the winners' list is short and that is often because people have sent in poems far away from the subject matter. Consequently, these works have to be disqualified altogether.
People are genuinely pleased to do well in these (often under ten) winners' lists, and that crowns my enjoyment.