Poetry Contest Winners

We have winners! Congratulations to our poets, and thank you for sharing your poetry with us. It was a tough choice-- we had many great poems to select from-- but we have one Grand Prize winner and 16 Bistro lunch winners from our contest. Check below to see the winning poets and read our Grand Prize poem!

If you see your name below, please stop by the Library circulation desk to pick up your prize!

Bistro lunch certificate winners (selected by drawing)

Angela M.          Ann K.
Brandon S.        Dana K.
Diana R.            Don C.
Jamie G.            Jennifer G.
Jon S.                Mike B.
Nicole J.             Onjoli W.
Sierra K.            Skyler S.
Stephanie M.      William E.

Grand Prize Poem (selected by the Library staff)

Poet: Epiffany G.  |  Photo A


The sound of retreating footsteps
and the closing of a door.
My opportunity has arrived!

I fly from the floor
onto the chair and observe
the glowing face in front of me.

Small blocks with symbols
I recognize lie before me

I press each precisely,
one hieroglyph at a time,
and realize quite quickly that
the footsteps are returning,
a door is opening.

I leap to the floor and
pretend to not have moved
satisfied that my message is complete:


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