Beth, Dustin, Dana, and Matthew Hittinger 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 3: Simile Vs. Metaphor:
EMILY VAN DUYNE
KRISTEN and NIINA were voted the strongest for Week 3; however, only one poet can be the weekly winner. NIINA, there is always next week. Congratulations, KRISTEN!
EMILY and NABINA, both of you receive a vote from each judge to place you in the bottom two. This marks the second time that both you have made the bottom two.
NABINA, the judges had a problem with your use of metaphor. They weren’t buying what you were selling this week.
EMILY, the judges didn’t complain about your use of metaphor; however, they felt your work this week was sloppy. Two out of the four had issues with the addressee of your elegy.
EMILY, your previous work has been stronger. We want to see the strong work return next week.
NABINA, you are on permanent caesura!