How do you get considered...

elected or selected...

To decide on the worth of another's work,

And how it should be respected?


Is it just an ego trip...

The way to poetry fame "to be",

A judge of poems whose taste will lurk

In the pages of posterity?


Are there certain forms expected...

And names of familiarity?

Is it likely to be rejected

If you're unknown and fancy free?


So, again I wonder who takes the task

of a competition judge?

Is there a qualified answer to my ask -

Or just a cosy in-house fudge?







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Wolfgar Miere

Mon 1st Feb 2016 04:04

Poetry judges are the "Kapo" guards of art, therefore the enemies of art.

Art is not competition.

Opinion is fine, judging not.


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John Coopey

Sun 31st Jan 2016 22:27

I think a couple of old dinosaurs like you and I, MC, are a bit to derriere garde to "trouble the scorers" of any poetry competition.

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Sun 31st Jan 2016 20:24

Or, to express it another way Mark - how do you judge a judge? perhaps a judge can judge another and so on like a hall of mirrors revealing nothing but repetition.

Therein lies the rub, as they say.

regards Ray

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