Dear Poetry Lovers,
We have a new date! The Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest Award Celebration is now scheduled for Saturday June 4th at 1:00PM.
Come out to hear our winners and finalists as they read their poems on the North Andover Town Common at the band platform.
The rain date is Sunday June 5th, 1:00 PM.
Parking is available at the North Andover Youth Center parking lot, not far from the band platform, just south of the NA Common, past Cows Rock Ice Cream.
Our theme this year is “Message In A Bottle: A Letter to the Future”.
Our panel of judges carefully read and evaluated the 120 poems that were submitted.
The judges were impressed by the creativity of the North Andover community, seen in all the submissions.
Winner - Aaradhana Suresh, Grade 1 Atkinson - "Dear future (A message in a Bottle)"
Finalist - Charles Duff Bohenek, Grade 2 Sargent - "Left or right? Day or night?"
Finalist - Adarah Manoranjan, Grade 2 - "Lucky we are here!"
Evocative Imagery Award - Connor Dick, Grade 2 Thomson - "Come with them."
Metaphorical Imagination Award - Jack Riccio, Grade 2 Franklin - "Koalas in the Future"
Winner & Metaphorical Imagination Award - Vivian (Casper) Longo, Grade 5 Sargent - "In the future"
Finalist - Ineshi Jayasekara, Grade 5 Franklin - "Hope"
Finalist & Evocative Imagery Award - Thomas S., Grade 5 Sargent - "OW! OW! I’m getting stabbed with a pen!"
Finalist - Adeline Gunn, Grade 5 Sargent - "Inside that bottle was a note"
Winner - Lila Lobel, Grade 7 NAMS - "Tomorrow"
Finalist & Evocative Imagery and Metaphorical Imagination Awards - Carla Dorsey, Grade 8 NAMS - "Where I Came From"
Finalist - Giada Musto, Grade 8 NAMS - "Perception of the Past"
Winner - Katie Driscoll, Grade 9 NAHS - "Float (Parts I and II)"
Finalist & Metaphorical Imagination Award - Ella Flanagan, Grade 10 St. Marks - "Young Fascinations"
Finalist - Connor Hoffman - "The changing climate, the rising tides"
Finalist & Evocative Imagery Award - Tyler Murray, Grade 12 NAHS - "The Garden"
Winner & Evocative Imagery Award - Jenna Nissan "Before the Mirror"
Finalist - Melissa Rodrigues "Words for my daughter’s daughters"
Finalist - Jim Mealey "Dreams"
Finalist - Vincent Spada "A Friend..."
We’re looking forward to all members of the North Andover community hearing the poetic creativity that came from our community. Thank you to all who entered.
Hope to see you on Saturday June 4th at 1:00 PM on the North Andover Common, at the band platform. Additional parking is available at the North Andover Youth Center parking lot, not far from the band platform, just south of the NA Common, past Cows Rock Ice Cream.
North Andover Poet Laureate
Karen M. Kline, Chair
North Andover Poet Laureate Committee