Art and democracy don't have to be separate.

Art and democracy don’t have to be separate.

Thanks to all the candidates, nominators and voters.

The 2008 Poet Populist Election is concluded. A record number of votes were cast, with 13 terrific nominees and 14 exciting write-ins!

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Here are the election result for Seattle’s Poet Populist election concluding November 4, 2008.

Nominated PoetNominating OrganizationVotes
1Mike HickeyIt’s About Time Reading Series491
2Ananda Selah Osel(write-in)391
3Roseanne Estelle McAleeseYouth Speaks Seattle375
4Chelsey RichardsonCentral District Forum for Arts and Ideas209
5Karen FinneyfrockArts Corps190
6Elizabeth AustenCheap Wine and Poetry171
7Judith RocheJack Straw Productions149
8A.K. “Mimi” AllinWashington Poets Association128
9Arne PihlVital 5 Productions97
10Daemond ArrindellSeattle Poetry Slam83
11Jared Leising826 Seattle79
12Ruth YarrowHaiku Northwest38
13Johnny Horton(write-in)37
14Tatyana MishelRose Alley Press35
15Greg Bachar(write-in)26
16Thomas HubbardPoetsWest23
17Candace Bullard(write-in)17
18Harvey Goldner(write-in)2
19Anthony Golden(write-in)1
20Benh Kieu(write-in)1
21Christopher Jarmick(write-in)1
22Elaina Ellis(write-in)1
23Gwendolyn Brooks(write-in)1
24Jack Prelutsky(write-in)1
25Korvus Blackbird(write-in)1
26Peter W. Gammell(write-in)1
27Samuel Green(write-in)1

TOTAL VOTES: 2550

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