Teen Poetry Contest and Teen Poetry Night

Are you a teen poet? Here's something to celebrate: our annual Teen Poetry Contest!

We have the place for you to share your poems and get some feedback!

Step 1: You write the poems. Two categories, Grades 7-9 and Grades 10-12.

Step 2: Submit your original poetry online on our teen site.
Entries will be accepted April 1-15; maximum of three entries per person.


Step 3: Claudia Emerson, 2006 Pulitzer Prize winner, current Poet Laureate of Virginia, and UMW Professor, is the judge.

Step 4:  Teen Poetry Night!  
Winners will be awarded prizes and invited to read their work at Teen Poetry Night on  Thursday, April 29, 7:30pm, HQ Library theater. Sign-up to attend Teen Poetry Night by calling 540-372-1144 and ask for the Youth Services desk.