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2022 Student Poetry Contest

2022 Student Poetry Contest

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association THIRTY-SIXTH ANNUAL STUDENT POETRY CONTEST 2022

Theme: “Sing to my soul, renew its languishing faith and hope…”
WW Contest: Write a poem about “Renewal” or feeling “Renewed”
Deadline: March 18, 2022

Awards Ceremony: Sunday, May 15, 2022, from 12:00 noon – 2:00 PM at the Birthplace

The year 2022 brings a sense of renewal, especially after one of the world’s worst pandemics. Renewal is defined as replenishing or to fill with inspiration. Renewal makes us think of rebirth, growth, or re-growth. Renewal allows us to imagine and dream. Renewal gives us hope. We often renew library cards; wedding vows, and every day we get the opportunity to renew as individuals. Have you ever felt renewed? If so, when, and what caused this feeling? Was it an activity that you did? Was it an experience that you had? Was it being with a person or spending time in nature? How did this come about and how did it make you feel? Were you changed as a result?

The theme above comes from Whitman’s poem, “THE MYSTIC TRUMPETER.”

See the poem and more info to submit here: