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Poetry Contest Winners


Congratulations and a big thanks to everyone who participated in the 2012 Poetry Contest. With so many great poems to choose from, competition was fierce. The votes are in and the winners are…

Grades K – 3
No entrants

Grades 4 – 8
Kelly H. – “Evening”

Grades 9 – 12
ShyAnne S. – “Hiding in the Dark”

Ages 18 and Up
Julie N. – “Hollywood Cemetery”

Click here to read the winning poems.

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Best on the Web – Celebrate the Power of Poetry

April is National Poetry Month. Celebrate poetry this and every month by visiting Poets.org, the award-winning website of the Academy of American Poets. Visitors to Poets.org will find thousands of poems as well as hundreds of poet biographies, essays, interviews, and poetry recordings—with new material being added constantly. Also available are resources such as the National Poetry Map, a national events calendar, and poetry lesson plans for teachers. Poets.org also allows visitors to create their own anthologies of content found on the site. Log in and create a Notebook, then fill it with text and audio to make your own poetry library on the web. Poets.org receives a million visitors each month, making it the most popular site about poetry on the web.

Poetry Events @ Your Library®

Appomattox Regional Library System (ARLS) is holding an all-ages Poetry Contest. Submit up to 3 poems in any style by April 22 for the chance to win a $15 Books-A-Million gift card. Click here for complete contest details.

On April 14 at 7 pm, Hopewell Library welcomes the talented writer-performers of Slam Richmond for ARLS’s first-ever Poetry Slam. A poetry slam is the competitive art of performance poetry, and has its roots in the rhythm and heart-felt lyrics of hip-hop. This event is free and open to the public.

Permanent link to this article: http://www.arls.org/2011/04/best-on-the-web-celebrate-the-power-of-poetry/