|Countdown to New Year's: The Lineup|
On a scale of 1-10 ... probably about a 20.
In case you weren't around for this last year, here's a glimpse at how this works:
1. Each week will feature a round of dates with dead poets pitted against each other in a competition for a New Year's kiss. Round one will kick us off with four days of three double-dates. At the end of each day of dates, you (oh yes, you get to get in on this, too!) will have the opportunity to help me select a winner by voting on the winner of the date!
2. As we work through December, the pool of dead poets (there are 24 to begin with) will get smaller and smaller.
3. As you vote and comment, you earn yourself the opportunity to win, too! Last year those who commented on the final round to select the ultimate winner were entered into a drawing for a book by the winner. This year, I'm upping the ante! Everyone who votes and comments on any round will be entered into a drawing for a book by the winning poet! (Don't worry, in the event you've read everything by the winner, or just aren't interested, you will have some wiggle room in your prize!) That means every time you comment (once per date day) you'll be entered to win!
So who are the candidates this time around? Here they are (alphabetized by last name)
Jorge Luis Borges
William Waring Cuney
Theodor Seuss Geisel (aka "Dr. Seuss")
Rainer Maria Rilke
Mbembe Milton Smith
Melvin B. Tolson
I don't know about you, but I'm excited to get started tomorrow! And in case you're curious, here's the first round of dates all lined up:
So, what are your thoughts? Any clear standouts? Surprises? Who are you rooting for?
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