Between the Lines
I personally don't think it will work if it's based on the best or the most improved or any such thing..I would rather see it take on the form of spotlighting someone...anyone..everyone...someone new each week..telling a little about themselves and why they write, how they got started etc..a more in depth profile..then leave a link for their poems beneath..and the readers can go to the search link and be able to read their poems..and then respond about their work (in total) of course you read those poems you wish..or all if someone is taken, with that person's poetry.
I usually don't compare sites because I left one to come here, due to infighting about critiquing(sp?) but we had a poet of the month (would be forever in months and years to do that here) but a poet of the week would work and the poet posted his favorite poems..around 5 of them and placed them with a picture, if he wanted to, reading them aloud on the site...so we get to hear their voice...and people can respond to it...
then the next week someone new, but the old one can still be seen and heard and responded to.
I don't know what the selection process would be, but it could be that the moderators
select someone and notify them in advance and ask if they would like to be the poet for the next week...giving them time to prepare for it in case they don't know how to do that. If they don't want to do it then you pick someone else.
If someone is interested, tomorrow I can add the link to that site and you can see how it worked. At the moment I am not on my own computer...
Maybe this will help... we would be introducing poets to each other.
Just an added thought