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Thank you to everyone who participated in Amesbury Poetry Month 2022! Keep up with Amesbury Poet Laureate Ellie O'Leary here.

Amesbury Poetry Month
A local celebration of National Poetry Month

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SHAPESHIFTING POETRY - FORM BY FORM

Entire month of April

Amesbury Poet Laureate Ellie O'Leary is creating once-a-day blog posts on poetic forms for the whole month of April. Follow along at Breathe Here

POETRY STORYWALK: A STORY IN VERSE

Entire month of April

"In the Woods" by David Elliot is posted in pieces alongside the Amesbury Public Library beginning April 1st.

POETRY FOR ART

April 24th, 3 pm

Local poets read original works inspired by the April exhibit hanging at alchemy + art, 44 Main St., Amesbury

READING OF POEMS IN FORM

April 27th, 6:30 pm

A Zoom reading of poetic responses to Ellie O'Leary's daily blog posts on Breathe Here.

Please email ellieoleary@gmail.com for the Zoom link.

POETRY MAKE AND TAKE

April 28th, 10 am - 4 pm

Poetry lovers of all ages! Stop by the Amesbury Public Library to choose a poem to carry in your pocket. Children can pick up a kit to make their own fancy poem pocket. 

YOUTH POETRY CONTESTS

DISCOVER YOUR VOICE THROUGH POETRY:

AMESBURY PUBLIC LIBRARY'S 19th ANNUAL GRADES K-5TH POETRY CONTEST

Entire month of April

All types of poetry accepted. Start thinking, experimenting, creating... More information available on the Amesbury Public Library website.

Download submission form here

 

 

GATHERING OF VERSES WHITTIER HOME POETRY CONTEST

Deadline is April 16, 2022

Hosted by the John Greenleaf Whittier Home, the 7th annual poetry contest "Gathering of Verses" is for local High School students. Each student may submit up to three poems from now through the deadline of April 16, 2022. The 1st, 2nd, 3rd prize and honorable mention winners will receive $100, $75, $50, and $25 respectively!

Download submission form here.