Anderson County Library System

9th Annual Poetry Contest


Congratulations to the Winners and Honorable Mentions for the 9th Annual Poetry Contest! Read the winners and all poems in the 9th Poetry Anthology available at all libraries.

Teens

Winner
“The Dream-Child’s Song” by Kathleen Arnett

First Runner Up
“Single Moms” by Shamacus Galloway

Second Runner Up
“Down the Streets of Cobblestone” by Owen O’Halloran

Honorable Mentions
“My Aunt’s Ex-Boyfriend Gave Me Covid (for Christmas)” by Georgia Seemuller
“Something to think about” by Michael Cheatham
“To Please” Adeline Nelson

Adults

Winner
“In the woods with my sons after a winter rainfall (for Chad Rochester)” by John Eberly

First Runner Up   
“An Inconvenient Truth” by Marc Franks

Second Runner Up   
“Spark_Son of Lightning” by Elsie Holcombe

Honorable Mentions    
“Ice” by Rachel Heckman
“Spring of My Seventy Fifth Year” by Diana M. Carnes
“Poet’s Elegy” by David Bowman