Word Wise, KDL’s ninth annual teen poetry contest, is in the books, and it was once again a huge success thanks to all the great teen poets out there. This year we had about 200 entries that our staff had a great time reviewing. Once we narrowed down the entries, our judge selected 7 winners and 1 honorable mention. A PDF of the winning poems is available for your enjoyment. Congratulations to the winning poets!
Falling Tears by Jana Swanson
The Lost Years by Marissa Sterzick
I Learned About the Trinity Today by Patricia Schlutt
Love is… by Mollie Stahl
Sisterhood by Katja McBane
The Children are Playing by Kara Montgomery
Placenta by Emily Post
Love Letter to Helios by Jill Nelson
We would also like to extend a special thanks to our judge, David Cope. David is a creative writing professor at Grand Rapids Community College as well as the current Grand Rapids Poet Laureate. We appreciate his expertise and his willingness to judge our contest again this year.
While you are at it, feel free to check out the PDFs of the past winners:
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