Safalta Poetry Tournament VII  December 3, 2011 - December 2, 2011

Contest Completed


Safalta Prize in Poetry - Within My Room
Gold, with high honors - Murphy's Ballad
Silver, with high honors - An Apologia
Bronze, with high honors - [writing deleted]
5th place in Safalta - The Leavings of Now
6th place in Safalta - Natural Orchestra
7th place in Safalta - Darkness in the Light
8th place in Safalta - [writing deleted]
9th place in Safalta - Acceleration
10th place in Safalta - [writing deleted]


Safalta VI featured 141 views, and 42 submissions.

Please note: This tournament will now take place every 4 days. OR when we get 50 entries, which sometimes is going to take longer! ha.

See my blog for Tournament Rankings.

The Tournament Group:

The Safalta Award aspires to be an official recognition of true poetic quality in our community. Safalta means success in Hindi-Sanskrit. This will be a contest held every weekend, with accumulative points, as in an on-going tournament of poets. This is an opportunity to pick your best piece of poetry each week.

There are placing from 1-10 & points are accumulated and rankings are placed on my profile on a weekly basis. So a 1st prize would score you 10 points, 2nd place = 9 points, and so forth…. If you want to place well in the Tournament, submitting a quality poem each week would be key. What does this bring you as a writer? Exposure to your writing & a sense of communal rankings over time.

As a judge, of course I have my own particular preferences, though I'm looking for the total package:

1) emotional impact 2) phrasing 3) vocabulary 4) a point 5) depth 6) finesse 7) readability 8) originality 9) literary innovation 10) authenticity

If we have too many contestants at a certain point, it will be moved to vote, since I can only judge objectively a certain # of entries. I hope to attract the best poets from this community. Feel free to give me feedback on my idea.

Good luck to all participants,

Michael Kevin Spencer


Seshat Nidaba
Seshat Nidaba


62 Contestants
62 Submissions
Created Dec 3, 2011