Teen Poetry Contest

National Poetry Month Poster

Celebrate National Poetry Month at your library in April. 

Attend any of the poetry craft programs listed below, and enter your poem into our contest.  Library staff will help you! 

Your entries will go into an online photo album.  Younth poets and Teen Advisory Board and Youth Leadership Council members will select their favorites of the entries.

The top three vote receivers will get a gift card as a prize!

Enter the contest, and make poetry at the following library events for teens (ages 12-18).

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Blackout Poetry

Blackout Poetry

Use a marker to remove most words on a page to create a poem out of what is left behind.

César E. Chávez Branch: Wednesday, April 10, 2:00pm
Brookefield Branch:
Friday, April 12, 3:30pm
81st Avenue Branch:
Saturday, April 13, 1:30pm
Lakeview Branch: Tuesday, April 23, 4:30pm
Asian Branch: Friday, April 26, 2:30pm
Main TeenZone: Friday, April 26, 2:30pm
Melrose Branch: Friday, April 26, 3:30pm

Magnetic Poetry
magnetic poetry

Create and use word magnets to form poems.

Brookefield Branch: Friday, April 12, 3:30pm
81st Avenue Branch:
 Saturday, April 13, 1:30pm
Lakeview Branch: Tuesday, April 16, 4:30pm
Asian Branch: Friday, April 19, 2:30pm
Main TeenZone: Friday, April 26, 2:30pm

Collage Poetry

Collage Poetry

Cut and paste words and images found in magazines into your very own poems.

Lakeview Branch: Tuesday, April 9, 4:30pm
César E. Chávez Branch:
 Wednesday, April 10, 2:00pm
Asian Branch: Friday, April 12, 2:30pm
Main TeenZone: Friday, April 26, 2:30pm