Emily and Kathi, you’ve both worked so hard to get here. The weekly judges, as well as the guest judges, have consistently enjoyed your work. Thank you for your hard work that not only entertained us but enlightened us.
Originally, there were four judges reading the Final Assignments; however, when the voting was over, it was a tie. Two judges voted for Emily, and two judges voted for Kathi. Isn’t that a nice unexpected twist to the first season of Project Verse!?!
I could write for hours about each of you. You’re both extremely talented poets, and I know that we’ll continue to see both of you working your magic in the poetry world for a long time. And, I wish there could be two winners for Project Verse, but there can be only one.
As a reminder, the winner of Project Verse receives the following prize package:
a contract for a limited edition chapbook published by Limp Wrist
a weeklong residency at Marilyn Nelson’s Soul Mountain Retreat* (for the poet to revise and finish his/her chapbook)
an interview with Joe Milford of “The Joe Milford Poetry Show”
a review of the chapbook that will be published in ouroboros review and Limp Wrist
a year subscription to the Naugatuck River Review
a copy of Best Gay Poetry 2008
a copy of the 2008 Squaw Valley Review
The winner of the first season of Project Verse is…..
EMILY VAN DUYNE