Beth, Dustin, and Dana were joined by guest judge C. Dale Young for Week 6: Epigraph. Click here to revisit the Week 6 poems.
EMILY VAN DUYNE
The easy part of Week 6 was selecting the winner. Congrats, EMILY!
KRISTEN and EMARI , you both made the bottom two this week. One of you received four out of four votes; the other contestant received three out of four votes.
I suppose the decision of who should go on permanent caesura seems simple, well, that is if you go strictly by the numbers; however, it is not a simple decision. The decision was so difficult that the weekly judges had a phone conversation in addition to their usual email correspondence.
KRISTEN, you received the four votes; EMARI , you received three votes.
EMARI , you were in the top for Week 2: Firsts, but you haven’t won a weekly competition. You were in the bottom for the Curveball, so this marks your second time being in the bottom. KRISTEN, this is your first time in the bottom two. In fact, you have won three challenges: Week 3: Simile Vs. Metaphor, the Curveball assignment, and tied for the top spot for Week 5: The Between.
EMARI , when the judges compared your collected work from the competition with KRISTEN’s collected work, well, they didn’t feel your collected work was as strong as KRISTEN’s. Therefore, you are on permanent caesura.
KRISTEN, you have survived elimination because the judges believe your collected work thus far shows great promise. Next week, give us the same caliber of work we’ve seen each week up until Week 5.