Tuesday, May 10, 2011


27 poems were entered in the Teen Poetry Contest.  
20 poems were from high school students, and 7 were from middle school students.
Winning poems are posted on the Poetry page.
Many thanks to our three judges for their work in scoring the poems, Jan Dempsey, Library Director; Lorraine Der, Children's Librarian; and Daniel Sklar, Professor, Endicott College.  
.... and, the winners 
of the Hamilton-Wenham Library's Teen Poetry Contest are:

A Life Lost, by Anika Schaedle, for Best Entry Grades 9-12.
A Thousand Lost, by Mariah Manter, for Best Entry Grades 6-8.
The Dead Letter Office, by Anika Schaedle, tied for Best Lost Poem entry.
Icebox Heart, by Coco Young, tied for Best Lost Poem entry.
What Are We?, by Lucy Huang, tied for Best Found Poem entry.
Something Lost, by Jennifer Kong, tied for Best Found Poem entry.
Honorable Mentions go out for the following next highest scoring poems:
Where Do Balloons Go?, by Anika Schaedle.
Lost and Found: This is the Moment, by Becky Moffat
The Loss of Hope, by Caitlyn Passaretti
Fallen-Between-The-Trees, by Siobhan McDonough
Wanderer, by Lila Rose Acevedo
Rusty Memories, by Teddy Lyman
Best Friends, by Jack Huang
You are invited to hear the Poetry Contest winners read their poem aloud, at the: 
Tuesday, May 17, 6:30pm to 7:45pm
Students of Hamilton-Wenham Regional High School have organized an exhibit at the Hamilton-Wenham Library to showcase the work of several local visual artists and photographers. The contributing artists are all students or recent graduates of high school. A reception for the exhibit will be held in the Young Adult area of the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library. Art work will be available for sale through each artist.

During the reception, the winners of Hamilton-Wenham Library’s Teen Poetry Contest will be awarded their contest prize, and will read their winning poem aloud. The entrants to the Teen Poetry Contest had two themes to work from: lost or found. The art in the exhibit will echo this duality. Each artist plans to exhibit two works with opposite themes. Come and meet the artists, enjoy some refreshments at the reception, and hear the winning poems from the Teen Poetry Contest read aloud. The art exhibit will be on view from May 17 through July 31.