Teen Poetry Contest

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 was distributed at the ceremony, as well as kept in the library’s permanent collection.


First Place
Sam Wellehan for “The Dragon”

Second Place
Abigail Nam for “Where I’m From”

Third Place
Sam Wellehan for “Snowday”

Honorable Mention (in no particular order)
Juliette Hale for “Brunch”
Elissa Karametsopoulos for “Anger”
Pascal Fishburn for “Poor Young Freddy” 
Angela Simmons for “Life madness”
Maya Miller for “I am from”
Rhoads Kent for “Phoenix”   
Juliette Hale for “Dreamer”
Malcolm Toulouse for “Haiku: Winter”  
Hudson Chiang for “A Stank at the Bank”
Eve Sexton for “The Night’


First Place
Eleyna Bayer for “Summer Cooking” 

Second Place
Georgia Siegfried for “Tributary”

Third Place
Alma Power for “Before”

Honorable Mentions (In no particular order)
Olivia Pierce for “Lost in Thoughts #51” 
Leah Smith for “Motherhood”
Julie Durning for “9 A.M. Daydream”
Rowan Mulder for “A Toad Reflects on the Nature of Hardship” 
Olle Lundgren for “Ice” 
Eleyna Bayer for “For Me”
Carmella Mastrangelo for “To Dare” 
Olivia Pierce for “Lost in Thoughts #42” 
Belle Leonard for “A Dog Died Last Month”
Amelia Wyler for “Frogs in a Crisis” 

Cash prizes have been awarded in two age categories, grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. All finalists receive cash prizes, in varying levels based on their placement of Honorable Mention, Third, Second, and First Prize.

For more information, contact Katie Nelson at 978-921-6062 or knelson@noblenet.org.

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