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Teens Celebrate Poetry

by Liz Anastasi on 2022-05-06T13:03:54-04:00 in Authors & Writing, Books & Literature, Greenburgh & Westchester, Teens | 0 Comments

April is National Poetry Month. While every month is poetry month at Greenburgh Public Library, in April we bring Poetry into the spotlight with the annual Teen Poetry Contest and Display, Teen Poetry Celebration.Teen Poetry Contest Logo

Teen Poetry Contest 2022

88 Teen Poets entered the GPL Teen Poetry Contest this spring! With so much talent, it was harder than ever for the Judges to select just 3 top winners.

Teen Poetry Contest Winners 2022

First Place - Jhanae Ottey's "Poppy, I Am Not Free"

Second Place - Michael Roehlr's "Storming The Beach"

Third Place - June Lee's "Tart"

Read the winning poems -- click here.

Teen Poetry Contest On Display

Mid-June - July 2022 - Poems submitted to the 2022 Teen Poetry Contest will be on display in GPL's Teen Section. Be sure to visit and read!

Teen Poetry Celebration Was A Hit!Danielle Kohn, Westchester Youth Poet Laureate

The perfect way to cap off National Poetry Month -- a sunny spring afternoon of sharing and celebrating poetry with friends. We were honored to have some amazingly talented guest speakers including...

  • Sarah Bracey White, Poet & Executive Director of Arts and Culture at Town of Greenburgh
  • Danielle Kohn, Westchester Youth Poet Laureate (See photo to the right)
  • Golda Solomon, Poet Laureate of Yonkers
  • Dalia Roshal, former winner of the Greenburgh Public Library Poetry Contest
  • Bella Greenspoon , Teen Poet
  • Luigi Barrera, Teen Poet
  • Gabrielle Parkinson, Teen Poet

Thank you to all of our poets, our sponsors, and judges.

Teen Poetry & Writing Events @ GPL

Make sure to check out the Library's Event Calendar for upcoming events.

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