Writer Cafe's Next Top Poet   March 15, 2012 - March 15, 2012

Contest Completed


1st Place - A Day in Late June 1978
2nd Place - I lied
3rd Place - New York
4th Place - This Precipice Is But My Lovely Home
5th Place - The Letter to the Lost
6th Place - The 2012 Sermon on the Holy Mount
7th Place - Love's lost its lust
8th Place - Mt. of Olives
9th Place - A Fine Spring Day
10th Place - Dance of Silence


11th Edition of WCNTP.

PLEASE NOTE: 12th edition will be audience voted!

Ongoing contest with rankings, enter a poem every 1-2 days. Minimum 35 submissions.

Submit a poem now while it's early, it might get hard to score in a month if contestants grow as I predict.

What kind of poems will rank?

- original explorations of common themes
- bonus points for erotic or spiritual verse
- a good vocabulary
- unexpected endings
- rhyming or decent haiku
- self-important and highly stylized verse
- it must be readable, not too long
- clear, melodic and lyrical
- not too emo or brooding to the point of sounding immature
- bonus points for nature poetry
- bonus points for social-activism themes

* Do please avoid putting a poem you already put into the rankings.

* Do please avoid signing your name, this is very distracting and is not fair to the anonymity of the contest.

oh and thanks!



38 Contestants
38 Submissions
Created Mar 15, 2012