Halfway Through the Judging
I am so grateful for the judges. Five poets are judging the 45 entries slam style, in rounds of 15 or so poems. We are a fifth of the way through Round 2, or almost halfway to completion. My spreadsheet is color coded to tell me what poem is with which judge, yellow, green, red, orange, blue – growing more colorful as the poems are assigned. I smile at the numerical reactions – commenting is discouraged – and the different styles of the judges, their likes and apparent dislikes. I have to say that although it is a lot of work, it’s fun, too.