Over at AMV’s companion blog Wilderness Interface Zone, our nearly six-week flood of verse has finished.Â The last poems have posted, and voting to decide which one wins the Spring Poetry Runoff Popular Vote Award begins today, Monday, May 3rd,Â and runs through Friday, May 7th.Â Poets, please come vote, and let your friends and family members know about the voting, too.Â Everyone is invited to participate in choosing the Spring Poetry Runoff Contest Popular Vote Award winner.
Iâ€™d like the thank all the gracious poets who contributed to the Spring Poetry Runoff not only for participating beautifully but also for exceeding my expectations for the number of poems submitted.Â Â Â There really was a great turnout of celebrants and a good show of high-quality poetry.
The poll to determine the winner of the Spring Poetry Runoff Popular Poem Award will close Friday. May 7, but winners of both the popular vote and the Admin Award will be announced Monday, May 10th.Â Â So keep an eye on WIZ to see how matters settle out.Â Also, clean off your reading glasses.Â Twenty-one poems qualified for the voting, any one of which can cause you to linger.Â Â Another matter to consider: Each voter can vote for his or her three favorite poems!Â Instructions on how to access each poem are available in the post–please read instructions there carefully.
To vote, click here.
The winner of the Popular Vote Award and the winner of the Admin Award will receive as prize his or her choice of either Lance Larsen’s Backyard Alchemy or Warren Hatch’s Mapping the Bones of the World.