Beth, Dustin, Dana, and Andrew Demcak have deliberated; click here to revisit the poems and read their comments below each poem. The judges have selected the poets who wrote the two strongest and weakest poems for Week 2: Firsts:
JENNIFER C. WERNERW.F. ROBY
EMILY VAN DUYNE
W.F. and EMARI were voted the strongest for Week 2: Firsts. One of you received 3 out of 4 votes from the judges.
JENNIFER, you’re at the bottom because the judges feel your poem didn’t stand out enough. EMILY, you’re at the bottom because the judges feel you didn’t follow the assignment.
JENNIFER, you are on permanent caesura!
EMILY, while the judges felt slighted by your approach to the assignment, there is no denying that you wrote a good poem.