Let the voting begin!

Hi Everyone,

Based on results of my polling last week, this will be the final month for readers to vote on their favorite poets and poems. I don’t know yet what to do after this, but for now we’ll stick with the usual procedure. You may vote once each for an adult and a young poet for the May Hall of Fame Poets.The last weeks of school have played havoc with teachers’ abilitiy to involve their students in writing poetry. We do, however have two strong poems by two enthusiastic young poets, Taylor McGowan and Victoria Kessinger. I hope you will show both girls your appreciation of their creative efforts based on STONE.

So here are the boxes. As always, this part of the monthly event will create excitement and attract many appreciative readers to admire the work of all of our poets. Votes are nice but comments are even better.


Read Adult Poems

Read Kids Poems

Here is a reminder of past Hall of Fame winners:
Month Poet From Poem
OCTOBER Word: Dirt
Adult Poet: Mimi Cross, New Jersey, Dirt Blues
Young Poet: Alyssa Kirch, Missouri, Mud Pie

NOVEMBER Word: Thanks
Adult Poet: Liz Korba, New Jersey, You’re Welcome
Young Poet: Claire Scott, Maryland, Thanks for Nothing

Adult Poet: Linda Kulp, Maryland, Wishes
Young Poet: Priya Shah, Maryland, A Mother’s Wish

JANUARY Word: Time
Adult Poet: Steven Withrow, Rhode Island, The Time Ship
Young Poet: John Sullivan, Ohio, End

Adult Poet: Beth Carter, Missouri, A Country Drive
Young Poet: Megan Barnett, Ohio, A Toxic Life

MARCH Word: Life
Adult Poet (tie): Laura Purdie Salas, Minnesota, Without
Jackie Huppenthal, Indiana, The Life of a Housewife
Young Poet: Colin Hurley, Missouri, The Flower’s Life

APRIL Word: Spring
Adult Poet: Barb Turner, New Hampshire, All Nestled In
Young Poet: Rachel Heinrichs, Pennsylvania, Spring

6 comments on “Let the voting begin!

  1. David, the W.O.M. for young adults would be a good summer program for the teen department librarian to share and encourage teens to be involved in during the summer months. We will start moving into our new library in June. but I’ll share this with our teen librarian. I should have done this long before. Thank you for waking me up. I hope I am not too late.

    • Mary Nida, that would make a good summer activity and I’m glad you thought of it. Let me know if anyone from the library wants to discuss it with me.

      Thanks ver much.


  2. Please do not stop the W.O.M contest! I look forward to it each month and so do my friends. Please keep it up! I’ll be terribly depressed if u don’t!

    • Dear Taylor,

      I’m not thinking about discontinuing the Word of the Month Poetry challenge. I’m just thinking of other ways of deciding on the monthly winners. Almost no one voted for the current process although everyone seemed to like writing and posting their poems. Please don’t worry. We’ll keep on writing!


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