"An Audience in Athens during 'Agamemnon' by Aeschylus" by William Blake RichmondWinners of 2021 High School Poetry Competition Announced The Society February 1, 2021 From the Society, Poetry, Poetry Contests 5 Comments The talent this year has been astounding. Thank you to every high school student who participated. You are the future of literature and are leading the way in rebuilding our civilization on the foundation of time-honored traditions, particularly excellent poetry. Keep up the splendid work! —Evan Mantyk, Judge First Place ($100 Prize) Alexandra Guo, 10th grade, School of the Arts Singapore“Humility” “Satire: The Rake’s Argument” “Gratia Plena“ . Second Place Alex Rubstein, 11th grade, Homeschooled, Canton Aargau, Switzerland“Washington’s Grief” Lynn Kong, 11th grade student, Cary Christian School, North Carolina“Perfectionist Inclined” . Third Place Anna-Marie Ahn, 12th grade, Westside Christian High School, Portland, Oregon“Anchises” John Freeborn, 9th grade, Homeschooled, Kansas“Night” Stephen Ramsek, 12th grade, God’s Grace Academy, Kentucky“Coats” . The following Fourth Place winners and Honorable Mentions have been published here. . Fourth Place Abigail Gilman, 11th grade at Steubenville High School“A Poem for Someone I Didn’t Know” Kinlie Gililland, 11th grade, Texas “Cui Lamentati Sumus” Grace Folkers, 9th grade, Liberty Common High School, Colorado“Moonless Night at South Side Cemetery” Niva Cohen, 10th grade, Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy, Pennsylvania“The Consolation of Despair — an English Sonnet”. . Honorable Mention Alyssa Horng, 11th grade, The Nueva School, California“As the Wind Blows (A Ghazal)” Austin Ruan, 9th grade, Wayne Hills High School, New Jersey“New Dawn” Grace Folkers9th grade) at Liberty Common High School, Colorado“Moonless Night at South Side Cemetery” Shayna Faul, 11th grade, Kang Chiao International School, Taiwan“To Reap and to Sew” . . . . NOTE: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 5 Responses A K February 1, 2021 How can we read the fourth place poems mentioned above? The link goes to different ones. Reply Susan Jarvis Bryant February 1, 2021 Congratulations to Alexandra Guo and all the talented poets on this page! Well done! Reply Andrew Benson Brown February 1, 2021 For evidence that we are living in curious times, one need look no further than when the output of teenagers is: 1) better than that of the most recent poet laureates in Britain or America 2) better than the published verse of most people with expensive MFAs and PhDs 3) better than recent Pulitzer winners, national book award winners, etc. Congrats to all the winners and honorable mentions! As Mr. Mantyk says above, you are the future of literature. It will be up to you to help take back the culture! Reply Paul Freeman February 1, 2021 We’re worshiping at Alexandra’s feet – her iambs, too, and meter none could beat. This year through which our orb’s been roughly hurled Has brought to light her talent to the world. Congrats too, to all you young winners and honourable mentions – the torch is yours. Reply Alexandra Guo February 3, 2021 Mr. Freeman, I’m honoured to be the subject of your lovely quatrain. Thank you, and my congratulations to the other winners as well! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.