Word Wise, KDL’s annual teen poetry contest, celebrated its tenth year and it once again was a huge success thanks to all the great teen poets out there. This year, nearly 200 poems were submitted. Library staff reviewed the poems and narrowed down the entries, submitting them to Grand Rapids Poet Laureate, David Cope, for final analysis. Ten winners were chosen and a PDF of the winning poems is available for your reading pleasure.
Congratulations to the winning poets!
A Day’s Worth of Broken Haiku by Alex Courtade
A Ghazal in a Shadow by Alistair Poole
The Script of the Lost by Stephanie Sutherland
Unseen Actors by Karina Bursch
Stars by Makenzie Hutchings
Opening the Worn Cigar Box in the Basement by Hannah Fleming
The Perfect Kiss by Emily Anderson
That Sweet Aroma by Kate Ruehrdanz
The Broken Poet by Paige Jackson
Watching the Stars by Bethany Garvon
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