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PRACTICE ROUND

If you want a practice vote before you try the real thing, or if you’re just hungry for one more set of poems, last year’s battle between me and my alter ego Charles Mund still rages on!

14-flibbertigibbet-vs-3-crunch: CLICK TO VIEW THIS MATCHUP!

14-flibbertigibbet vs. 3-crunch: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

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THE FINALS (ROUND SIX) (WINNER TAKES HOME THE THINKIER!)

Writing Window (approximate): Monday, 4/1, 8:30pm through Wednesday, 4/3, 8:30am.
Voting Window (approximate): Wednesday, 4/3, 11:30am through Thursday, 4/4, 8:30pm.

*hullabaloo vs. *bumbershoot: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • *hullabaloo (Cheryl Lawton Malone) (35%, 399 Votes)
  • *bumbershoot (Dave Crawley) (65%, 737 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,136

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PREVIOUS MATCHUPS: THE FINAL FOUR

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THE FINAL FOUR (ROUND FIVE) (WINNERS ADVANCE TO THE FINALS)

Writing Window (approximate): Wednesday, 3/27, 4pm through Friday, 3/29, 8am.
Voting Window (approximate): Friday, 3/29, 2pm through Sunday, 3/31, 8pm and 8:30pm.

*lachrymose vs. *canoodle: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • *lachrymose (Renee M. LaTulippe) (45%, 256 Votes)
  • *canoodle (Cheryl Lawton Malone) (55%, 313 Votes)

Total Voters: 569

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*portmanteau vs. *sesquipedalian: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • *portmanteau (M. M. Socks) (50%, 1,082 Votes)
  • *sesquipedalian (Dave Crawley) (50%, 1,087 Votes)

Total Voters: 2,168

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PREVIOUS MATCHUPS: ROUND FOUR

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REGIONAL FINALS (ROUND FOUR) (WINNERS ADVANCE TO THE FINAL FOUR)

Writing Window (approximate): Saturday, 3/23, 4pm through Monday, 3/25, 10am.
Voting Window (approximate): Monday, 3/25, 10am through Tuesday, 3/26, 8pm-8:45pm (polls close every 15 minutes).

16-manifestation vs. 7-harbor: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 16-manifestation (Renée M. LaTulippe) (51%, 228 Votes)
  • 7-harbor (Marcus Ewert) (49%, 217 Votes)

Total Voters: 445

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4-decent vs. 7-replenished: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 4-decent (Buffy Silverman) (46%, 275 Votes)
  • 7-replenished (M. M. Socks) (54%, 325 Votes)

Total Voters: 598

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8-irksome vs. 6-acknowledge: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 8-irksome (Marileta Robinson) (39%, 119 Votes)
  • 6-acknowledge (Cheryl Lawton Malone) (61%, 184 Votes)

Total Voters: 303

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9-triad vs. 15-beneficiary: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 9-triad (Samuel W. Kent) (49%, 698 Votes)
  • 15-beneficiary (Dave Crawley) (51%, 719 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,417

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PREVIOUS MATCHUPS: ROUND THREE

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ROUND THREE (WINNERS ADVANCE TO ELITE EIGHT)

Writing Window (approximate): Tuesday, 3/19, 10pm through Thursday, 3/21, 10am.
Voting Window (approximate): Thursday, 3/21, 2pm through Friday, 3/22, 8pm-9:10pm (polls close every 10 minutes).

16-bifurcate vs. 13-morass: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 16-bifurcate (Renée M. LaTulippe) (72%, 194 Votes)
  • 13-morass (Angie Marie Breault) (28%, 76 Votes)

Total Voters: 270

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6-quasi vs. 7-torrent: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-quasi (Laura Shovan) (48%, 182 Votes)
  • 7-torrent (Marcus Ewert) (52%, 198 Votes)

Total Voters: 378

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9-anteroom vs. 4-gnawing: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 9-anteroom (Ken Slesarik) (47%, 138 Votes)
  • 4-gnawing (Buffy Silverman) (53%, 156 Votes)

Total Voters: 294

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6-conservative vs. 7-brandished: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-conservative (Mary Lee Hahn) (48%, 244 Votes)
  • 7-brandished (M. M. Socks) (52%, 270 Votes)

Total Voters: 513

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8-certitude vs. 5-palate: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 8-certitude (Marileta Robinson) (59%, 120 Votes)
  • 5-palate (Tiffany Strelitz Haber) (41%, 83 Votes)

Total Voters: 203

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6-involuntary vs. 15-rationalize: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-involuntary (Cheryl Lawton Malone) (61%, 216 Votes)
  • 15-rationalize (J. J. Close) (39%, 139 Votes)

Total Voters: 354

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9-nondescript vs. 4-signature: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 9-nondescript (Samuel W. Kent) (58%, 194 Votes)
  • 4-signature (Callie C. Miller) (42%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 334

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3-mooch vs. 15-extrinsic: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 3-mooch (Quinette Cook) (32%, 112 Votes)
  • 15-extrinsic (Dave Crawley) (68%, 241 Votes)

Total Voters: 353

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PREVIOUS MATCHUPS: ROUND TWO

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ROUND TWO, FLIGHT ONE (WINNERS ADVANCE TO SWEET SIXTEEN)

Writing Window (approximate): Friday, 3/15, 10pm through Sunday, 3/17, 10am.
Voting Window (approximate): Sunday, 3/14, 12pm through Monday, 3/18, 8pm-9:10pm (polls close every 10 minutes).

16-subterfuge vs. 9-iconic: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 16-subterfuge (Renée M. LaTulippe) (51%, 226 Votes)
  • 9-iconic (Kai K. Zander) (49%, 214 Votes)

Total Voters: 439

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12-rhetoric vs. 13-congeal: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 12-rhetoric (Donna Smith) (38%, 90 Votes)
  • 13-congeal (Angie Marie Breault) (62%, 149 Votes)

Total Voters: 239

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6-inhuman vs. 14-incongruous: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-inhuman (Mary Lee Hahn) (66%, 245 Votes)
  • 14-incongruous (Suz Blackaby) (34%, 125 Votes)

Total Voters: 370

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7-premise vs. 2-wage: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 7-premise (M. M. Socks) (54%, 202 Votes)
  • 2-wage (Laura Salas) (46%, 174 Votes)

Total Voters: 376

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1-jam vs. 8-caricature: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 1-jam (Anna J. Boll) (41%, 93 Votes)
  • 8-caricature (Marileta Robinson) (59%, 132 Votes)

Total Voters: 225

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5-sterile vs. 4-smothered: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 5-sterile (Tiffany Strelitz Haber) (58%, 133 Votes)
  • 4-smothered (Kathy Ellen Davis) (42%, 98 Votes)

Total Voters: 231

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11-periphery vs. 3-topical: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 11-periphery (Nessa Morris) (47%, 162 Votes)
  • 3-topical (Quinette Cook) (53%, 185 Votes)

Total Voters: 346

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10-exertion vs. 15-hackneyed: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 10-exertion (Liz Steinglass) (28%, 72 Votes)
  • 15-hackneyed (Dave Crawley) (72%, 185 Votes)

Total Voters: 254

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ROUND TWO, FLIGHT TWO (WINNERS ADVANCE TO SWEET SIXTEEN)

Writing Window (approximate): Saturday, 3/16, 10pm through Monday, 3/18, 10am.
Voting Window (approximate): Monday, 3/18, 12pm through Monday, 3/19, 8pm-9:10pm (polls close every 10 minutes).

6-speculate vs. 3-rigged: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-speculate (Laura Shovan) (65%, 125 Votes)
  • 3-rigged (Robyn Hood Black) (35%, 68 Votes)

Total Voters: 193

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7-irritation vs. 15-variables: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 7-irritation (Marcus Ewert) (52%, 177 Votes)
  • 15-variables (Eric Ode) (48%, 164 Votes)

Total Voters: 341

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1-mob vs. 9-contraction: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 1-mob (Victoria Warneck) (33%, 70 Votes)
  • 9-contraction (Ken Slesarik) (67%, 142 Votes)

Total Voters: 212

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5-casing vs. 4-mutual: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 5-casing (April Halprin Wayland) (44%, 121 Votes)
  • 4-mutual (Buffy Silverman) (56%, 156 Votes)

Total Voters: 277

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6-finagle vs. 14-pragmatic: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-finagle (Cheryl Lawton Malone) (60%, 225 Votes)
  • 14-pragmatic (Lissa Clouser) (40%, 153 Votes)

Total Voters: 376

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7-jostle vs. 15-euphemism: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 7-jostle (Susan Taylor Brown) (49%, 194 Votes)
  • 15-euphemism (J. J. Close) (51%, 200 Votes)

Total Voters: 392

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16-deleterious vs. 9-fathom: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 16-deleterious (William Peery) (33%, 71 Votes)
  • 9-fathom (Samuel W. Kent) (67%, 145 Votes)

Total Voters: 216

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12-amicable vs. 4-scrappy: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 12-amicable (Penny Klostermann) (40%, 185 Votes)
  • 4-scrappy (Callie C. Miller) (60%, 282 Votes)

Total Voters: 465

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PREVIOUS MATCHUPS: ROUND ONE

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ROUND ONE, FLIGHT ONE (WINNERS ADVANCE TO ROUND TWO)

Writing Window (approximate): Monday, 3/11, 9pm through Wednesday, 3/13, 9am.
Voting Window (approximate): Wednesday, 3/14, 10pm through Friday, 3/15, 1pm-3:30pm (polls close every 10 minutes).

1-random vs. 16-gaiety: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 1-random (Linda Baie) (11%, 26 Votes)
  • 16-gaiety (Renée M. LaTulippe) (89%, 216 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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8-adroit vs. 9-stratum: Which Did You Prefer?

  • 8-adroit (Michele Krueger) (45%, 145 Votes)
  • 9-stratum (Kai K. Zander) (55%, 179 Votes)

Total Voters: 324

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5-dismissal vs. 12-tincture: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 5-dismissal (Stephen W. Cahill) (43%, 103 Votes)
  • 12-tincture (Donna Smith) (57%, 135 Votes)

Total Voters: 238

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4-layered vs. 13-wassailing: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 4-layered (Linda Boyden) (40%, 115 Votes)
  • 13-wassailing (Angie Breault) (60%, 175 Votes)

Total Voters: 290

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6-cairn vs. 11-claque: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-cairn (Mary Lee Hahn) (51%, 217 Votes)
  • 11-claque (Lori Degman) (49%, 210 Votes)

Total Voters: 427

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3-imminent vs. 14-denuded: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 3-imminent (Charles Waters) (24%, 49 Votes)
  • 14-denuded (Suz Blackaby) (76%, 154 Votes)

Total Voters: 203

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7-herculean vs. 10-hypocrisy: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 7-herculean (M.M. Socks) (53%, 175 Votes)
  • 10-hypocrisy (Heidi Mordhorst) (47%, 155 Votes)

Total Voters: 330

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2-fickle vs. 15-anthropomorphization: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 2-fickle (Laura Salas) (51%, 168 Votes)
  • 15-anthropomorphization (Melinda Harvey) (49%, 159 Votes)

Total Voters: 327

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1-potion vs. 16-bastardized: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 1-potion (Anna J. Boll) (60%, 119 Votes)
  • 16-bastardized (Elizabeth Brahy) (40%, 81 Votes)

Total Voters: 200

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8-razed vs. 9-dilatory: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 8-razed (Marileta Robinson) (62%, 97 Votes)
  • 9-dilatory (Hannah Ruth Wilde) (38%, 61 Votes)

Total Voters: 157

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5-supple vs. 12-equivocations: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 5-supple (Tiffany Strelitz Haber) (66%, 113 Votes)
  • 12-equivocations (Gayle C. Krause) (34%, 59 Votes)

Total Voters: 172

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4-caulk vs. 13-venal: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 4-caulk (Kathy Ellen Davis) (61%, 114 Votes)
  • 13-venal (Gloson Teh) (39%, 72 Votes)

Total Voters: 186

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6-inbound vs. 11-abscond: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 6-inbound (Michele A. Norman) (50%, 120 Votes)
  • 11-abscond (Nessa Morris) (50%, 123 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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3-influx vs. 14-lugubrious: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 3-influx (Quinette Cook) (56%, 100 Votes)
  • 14-lugubrious (Julie Krantz) (44%, 77 Votes)

Total Voters: 177

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7-chisel vs. 10-hubris: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 7-chisel (Catherine Johnson) (49%, 83 Votes)
  • 10-hubris (Liz Steinglass) (51%, 89 Votes)

Total Voters: 171

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2-mesh vs. 15-sextuple: Which Poem Did You Prefer?

  • 2-mesh (Bruce Balan) (30%, 82 Votes)
  • 15-sextuple (Dave Crawley) (70%, 191 Votes)

Total Voters: 273

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ROUND ONE, FLIGHT TWO (WINNERS ADVANCE TO ROUND TWO)

Writing Window (approximate): Monday, 3/12, 9pm through Thursday, 3/13, 9am.
Voting Window (approximate): Thursday, 3/14, 12pm through Friday, 3/15, 7:30pm-10pm (polls close every 10 minutes).

6-perpendicular vs. 11-flaccid

  • 6-perpendicular (Laura Shovan) (58%, 197 Votes)
  • 11-flaccid (Alison Hertz) (42%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 337

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3-awry vs. 14-verjuice

  • 3-awry (Robyn Hood Black) (64%, 114 Votes)
  • 14-verjuice (Matt Forrest Esenwine) (36%, 64 Votes)

Total Voters: 178

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7-interlock vs. 10-elongated

  • 7-interlock (Marcus Ewert) (62%, 161 Votes)
  • 10-elongated (Jim Hill) (38%, 100 Votes)

Total Voters: 261

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2-lodged vs. 15-narcotize

  • 2-lodged (Cara Slavens) (9%, 14 Votes)
  • 15-narcotize (Eric Ode) (91%, 136 Votes)

Total Voters: 150

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1-dazzle vs. 16-diphthongs

  • 1-dazzle (Victoria Warneck) (52%, 126 Votes)
  • 16-diphthongs (Julie Larios) (48%, 116 Votes)

Total Voters: 242

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8-winsome vs. 9-moratorium

  • 8-winsome (Ann Magee) (44%, 109 Votes)
  • 9-moratorium (Ken Slesarik) (56%, 140 Votes)

Total Voters: 249

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5-puttering vs. 12-sophisticate

  • 5-puttering (April Halprin Wayland) (63%, 147 Votes)
  • 12-sophisticate (Deborah Holt Williams) (37%, 85 Votes)

Total Voters: 232

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4-chagrin vs. 13-liquefaction

  • 4-chagrin (Buffy Silverman) (82%, 135 Votes)
  • 13-liquefaction (Ana Paest) (18%, 29 Votes)

Total Voters: 164

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6-malarkey vs. 11-grok

  • 6-malarkey (Cheryl Lawton Malone) (80%, 165 Votes)
  • 11-grok (Doraine Bennett) (20%, 42 Votes)

Total Voters: 207

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3-shank vs. 14-unbutton

  • 3-shank (Jen Kelley) (35%, 83 Votes)
  • 14-unbutton (Lissa Clouser) (65%, 152 Votes)

Total Voters: 235

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7-espouse vs. 10-asymmetric

  • 7-espouse (Susan Taylor Brown) (62%, 149 Votes)
  • 10-asymmetric (Allan Wolf) (38%, 90 Votes)

Total Voters: 239

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2-gesture vs. 15-meretricious

  • 2-gesture (Damon Dean) (19%, 28 Votes)
  • 15-meretricious (J. J. Close) (81%, 121 Votes)

Total Voters: 149

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1-rent vs. 16-parallax

  • 1-rent (Joe Mohr) (38%, 48 Votes)
  • 16-parallax (William Peery) (62%, 79 Votes)

Total Voters: 127

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8-bereft vs. 9-burgle

  • 8-bereft (Katya Czaja) (21%, 38 Votes)
  • 9-burgle (Samuel W. Kent) (79%, 142 Votes)

Total Voters: 180

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5-parse vs. 12-troubleshoot

  • 5-parse (Carrie Finison) (46%, 119 Votes)
  • 12-troubleshoot (Penny Klostermann) (54%, 138 Votes)

Total Voters: 257

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4-liability vs. 13-vendetta

  • 4-liability (Callie C. Miller) (62%, 204 Votes)
  • 13-vendetta (Greg Pincus) (38%, 123 Votes)

Total Voters: 327

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  • Bill

    This is MADNESS!

  • Michele Krueger

    Hahn vs Degman in a dead heat down to the wire!

  • Suz Blackaby

    Charles–
    Well played, friend! We’ll all look forward to reading the longer version from such a compelling voice.
    Cheers,
    Suz B.

  • http://www.charleswaters.com Charles Waters

    Hey Suz,
    Your poem was wonderful, good luck in the next round! I just posted the longer version of the poem in the comments section of our contest page. Enjoy!

    My best,
    Charles

  • http://www.quinettecook.com Quinette Cook

    I haven’t commented on all of the Round 2 Flight 1 poems (yet) and I know it’s still early, but the scores don’t reflect that many are very clever and well-written. Good luck everyone!

  • http://i.droo.it Samuel Kent

    anyone else keep refreshing the page?

  • Josh Close

    <——

  • Pauline Sparks

    Yes … frequently … having difficulty handling the withdrawal!

  • Pauline Sparks

    And it is Friday 22 March 8.27am here in New Zealand so I figure I should already be able to read and vote on the next round by now!!!!!!1