a poet's journal: notes, drafts and reactions
Best of the Net? It looks like North America 20 Rest of the World 0 to me.That said, the idea of bringing good writers and webzines to the attention of the USA print poetry world is good. But as a neutral outsider, I've got to say that of the 8 poems I've read so far, none of them struck me as particularly worthy of note. They were OK, the kind of poetry I'd expect to read on opening an average-quality magazine at random.
Hi Rob,yes, the compilation is very American-centric. I have not read the other poems, but the winning poem I enjoyed.Jee
I must have missed something, Jee. I don't see any winner.
Hi Rob,sorry for the confusion. I thought there was one winning poem, but I was wrong. The poem I enjoyed is David Graham's "Against God," the first poem on the list.Jee Leong
Yes, that one is better than any of the others I read. But generally I'm unimpressed and I think the Pulitzer judges etc. will have their prejudices against the net confirmed rather than challenged if the ones I've read are representative.
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