In making these choices (a lucky 13!) I was looking for energy and originality in tackling the theme of “Green”. Secondary considerations were scansion, grammar and spelling. Some pieces were lively but disorganized, lessening their impact. Others were too conventional in their imagery and phrasing to appeal to me.
However, many of the chosen poems (and one piece of prose) show great flair and imagination in their choice of words and phrasing, as well as in the pictures they conjure up in the reader’s mind. Well done all of you!
Rod Riesco, 3 April 2021