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

WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
WHAT AM I?: Nephilim
A teen boy gets killed, but trades his soul for another chance. He changes. A girl notices the new boy with silver eyes.