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The Beverly Public Library offers an annual poetry contest for middle and high school students who live, or attend school, in Beverly. 

Congratulations to this year’s winners! Their poems are published in a booklet that is kept in the library’s permanent collection.

Middle School Division

First Place
Sydney Brown for “What Shall I Say”

Second Place
Katie Daniels for “A CD considers its music” 

Third Place
James Daoust for “some random poem I made part 2” 

Honorable Mention
Emma Conway for “Forgettable”
Charlie Cook for “Through my Telescope”
Liana for “A Woman”
Rory Horan for “The phantom cat”
Eli Lapaix for “The boy from Rosario”
Bianca Loiacano for “Series of haikus”
Cornelia Sollins for “I Hate It Just As Much As You”
Cornelia Sollins for “Ode to Pointe”
Miya Tsuji for “An Ode to Soccer Fields” 

High School Division

First Place
Johnny Sheridan for “Elegy for the Impermanent“ 

Second Place
Michael Towne-Smith for “Pupa”

Third Place
Johnny Sheridan for “Sweet Dreams” 

Honorable Mention
Destiny Albanese for “My Mother, My Father”
Skyler Bickmore for “The M&M Not Taken” 
Arianna B. for “Ballad of Nicole Duennebier’s ‘Still Life With Meat Pile’” 
Amy Cai for “MATH” 
Sabela de Haro Borras for “Dichotomy” 
Scarlett for “A Photo Of Us”
Claire Fitzgerald for “learning”
Riley E. Michael for “The Bathroom Girls”
JJ Niemann for “The Dreamer”
Colin Vellante for ”Wood Doves” 

For more information, contact Katie Nelson at 978-921-6062.

Thanks to the Friends of the Beverly Public Library and Joan Nelson whose generosity makes this contest possible.