16th Annual Kids’ Poetry Contest
1st – Sophia Pouliot, #1
2nd – Keira Sanderson, Winter’s Coming
3rd – Brian Bartholomew, Love One Another
1st – Leo Oakes, Hot Dog
2nd – Eliana Tryon, The Carrot
3rd – Anna Kirby, Birds
HM – Reed Capelli, Candy
HM – Bryce Bender, Winter Fun
1st – Jude Anderson-Song, Ancestors
2nd – Arianna LaCourse, Night and Day
3rd – Lily Coco, Camp
HM – Isla MacDonald, Setting Sun
HM – Lillian Clark, If I Were a Letter
1st – Soleil Burke, Peace and Love
2nd – Charlie Shanley, Me
3rd – Lorelei Gibson, Kittycats
HM – Christian Sullivan, Bad Spring
HM – Lauren Talbot, Beach Haiku
1st – Ishaan Padmawar, Wind
2nd – Maeve Snyder, Pug, Oh Pug
3rd – Steven Amorosino, Untitled
HM – Julia Davis, The Orange Flower
HM – Athena Noury, Scarcrow in My Yard
1st – Claire Ward, The Terrible Storm
2nd – Oliver Ainsworth, Goodbye Darkness
3rd – Zuri Silver, Waterdrop
HM – Sonja Aspeslagh, Tree (Untitled)
HM – Braeden Kimball, Photo of the Food Chain
Make sure to check out all the poems as they get hung up in the stairway up the Children’s Room. They will be on display until June 10th!
From May 1st – May 30th vote for your favorites for our People’s Choice Award.
Thanks to the Friends of the Amesbury Library
for funding this program!
Need some ideas…try these sites!
HELPFUL LINKS ABOUT POETRY
Funny poet Kenn Nesbit shares how to write funny poems and explains the different kinds. Includes rhyming dictionary: Poetry Writing Lesson
Giggle Poetry offers funny poems to read and rate as well as ideas for writing your own poems, fill in the blank poems, and word games.
Poetry Foundation: Children’s Poet Laureate information, poem search, and other resources.
Interview with poet and author Jacqueline Woodson
Edsitement: All Together Now! Curriculum unit on writing poetry in site sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Fun site of poet Jack Prelutsky!