Our panel of judges carefully read and evaluated the poems – 76 in total – inspired by the theme:
“Let Anne Be Your Muse”.
The poetry and history of Anne Dudley Bradstreet herself was the theme. The contestants of all ages in North Andover took this theme to heart. Some wonderful poetry was written.
The judges themselves were inspired by all the poems that were submitted. The judges all remarked - North Andover is a creative place!
Finalist – G. C. “Anne was the first person to write poems.” [ABECC]
Winner – I. J. “A Painting of a Tunnel” [NAMS]
Finalist – T. N. “Springs Embrace” [NAMS]
All award winners and finalists will read their poems at the Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest Awards Ceremony on the Town Common on Saturday, May 6 at 1:00 PM on the band platform. (rain date Sat May 13)
Thank you to all who entered. See you on Saturday May 6th on the NA Common.
Mark Bohrer North Andover Poet Laureate
Karen M. Kline Chair, North Andover Poet Laureate Committee