Metaphysical Poetry Contest

Every month I host a metaphysical poetry contest at AllPoetry.com. Below are the results of those monthly contests. At the end of the year, the monthly winners are entered in the annual contest. I announce those winners in my Facebook group “Astral Meditations,” as well as at AllPoetry in the groups I belong to  there, and on my own Facebook page.


October 2017

First Place: Time the puppet-master
by Linda Marshall

See the score sheet by clicking the link below. It downloads as an Excel file.

October 2017 Great Metaphysical Poetry Contest Score Sheet


November 2017

First Place: Immortal soul’s mundane Avatar
by Eva Palhazi

Thank you, everyone, for participating in November’s Great Metaphysical Poetry contest. There were 57 entries. I kept a running tally of criteria during the whole contest and applied a scoring to each poem based on that criteria. Everyone who scored above a certain number then went into the second round of judging where the criteria were looked at again to see if I wanted to modify them, and an additional criterion was applied and that was the “pithy” criteria. The more insightful and profound a poem was the more points it got for pith (1-10 points), and a winner was determined.

See the score sheet by clicking the link below. It downloads as an Excel file.

November 2017 Meaphysical Poetry Contest Score Sheet