Guest Post by Ms. Kathy O’Brien
On April 28th, three Brook Hill students presented original poems at the Bullard Community Library teen poetry contest.
Each year, April is National Poetry Month, as established by the Academy of American Poets. The purpose of such a month is to “widen the attention of individuals and the media—to the art of poetry, to living poets, to our complex poetic heritage, and to poetry books and journals of wide aesthetic range and concern. We hope to increase the visibility and availability of poetry in popular culture while acknowledging and celebrating poetry’s ability to sustain itself in the many places where it is practiced and appreciated,” according to poets.org.
This year, brook hill students swept the high school level of the contest. Allie Childers won first place and a $50 Barnes and Noble gift card, Favour Diokpo tied for second place, and Taylor Schultz won third place. Second and third place winners received new books of their choice. Congratulations, ladies, for representing Brook Hill so well!