It has been nearly a week since the HubPatron of the Arts Contest came to a close, and Hubbers are still talking about the amazing Hubs that were published as entries. Of the 1,710 entries submitted, the majority were poems, and alas, only three could be selected as finalists for that category.

That said, the contest Judges and I agree that some Hubs deserve honorable mention- and a good read! If you did not review entries as they were published, you might enjoy this ‘best of’ listing of some of the judges’ favorite Hubbers and Hubs that were not selected as winners.

SimeyC – Though many know SimeyC for his didactic, article-like work, he submitted quite a few poems in the contest to which judges and readers alike responded most favorably:

Kathryn Vercillo – Another Hubber known mostly for her informative prose, Kathryn Vercillo also submitted a couple of excellent, much-enjoyed poems:

Tom Rubenoff – Yes, yes, Tom Rubenoff did go on to win first place in the poetry section of the contest, but the win was for only one of his amazing entries. Here are more of his beautiful, moving submissions:

RedElf, another finalist, also wrote a beautiful (non-winning) Hub titled When Love Dies… that deserves recognition.

Some additional poems that come highly recommended are Talking to yourself – Your  inner child (a poem) by sofs, For My Ragnar by QudsiaP1, In This Castle of a Sleeping Beauty by The Lost Dutchman, and Anonymous: A Poem by habee.

Are you interested in getting a behind-the-scenes peek at the approaches different judges took in the contest? Check out RebekahELLE’s Hub! She shares her experience as a HubPatron of the Arts poetry judge most eloquently.


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6 replies on “A Hat Tip to Some Amazing Poets

  1. Thanks for the links. My house is dirty, Christmas shopping nonexistent and the kids are crying for food. But my poetry reading is on target. Just kidding. I do love poetry and have enjoyed reading so many fine pieces here.

  2. This is so cool, Simone. I have added a link to your excellent post in my round-up hub about the contest. .. and thanks for the Honorable Mention 😀 You really made my day!
    I hope lots of people read this and visit those hubs – I have read quite q few already and they were certainly great!

  3. I’m going to take ‘didactic’ as meaning educational or instructive rather than ‘inclined to lecture too much’ – although I am sure my children would agree with the latter definition!! *grin*.

    I want to personally thank Hubpages for the opportunity to be creative again – as a teen I was always writing, but didn’t get into poetry until I was in my thirties – to be listed as an ‘honorable mention’ especially when there were so many brilliant entries is truly humbling to me and a great honor! Thanks!

  4. Wow. There is some fabulous poetry out there and it is so nice to see the Hubpages community supporting poetry as to some people it is considered a dying art.
    I have grown up surrounded by poetry so I love it. It will always be a part of me wherever I go.
    Thanks for sharing these wonderful poems with us.

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