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2019 DAYTON METRO LIBRARY POETRY CONTEST WINNERS

Dayton Metro Library announced the winners of its 2019 Poetry Contest at an event on Saturday, May 18. Winners were invited to share their poems with the audience, followed by open mic. To read all the winning poems, click here.

Thank you to the editorial staff at Mock Turtle Zine for judging the contest. Thank you to all who entered, and congratulations to the finalists!

Grades 3-4

First Place: Spring by Colson Herrera
Second Place: Fireflies by Ruxandra Paslaru
Third Place: Sloth by Audriana Herrera

Grades 5-6

First Place: Here on Twisty Bend by Colton Morefield
Second Place: On Earth or in Heaven by Naomi Baldwin
Third Place: Deer in the Headlights by Willow Trent

Teen

First Place: Remade by Gabriella Clingman
Second Place: How Am I to Admit by Kayleigh DeLaet
Third Place: Where I'm From by Jackson Hunter

Adult

First Place: Dazzle Camouflage by Isaac Knapp
Second Place: Snow Moon in Virgo after Divorce by Whitney Bell
Third: Street Symphony by Brendan Epps

Older Adult

First Place: Ode to a Supernumerary Rainbow by Kathleen Glover
Second Place: Fervor by Barbara Astor
Third Place: Unearthing by Anne Randolph

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