Guild Announces Guilford High School Poetry Contest Winners
Guilford Poets Guild Guilford High School Poetry Contest winners included (from left) Lauren Mitzelfelt, Julia Rubbo, Ella Stanley, Christopher H. DeNegre, and Shayla Flynn. (Photo courtesy of Jen Payne )
Each year as part of National Poetry Month, the Guilford Poets Guild sponsors the Guilford High School Poetry Contest. This year’s winners, selected from more than 70 entries, were Meredith Bloss (first place), Ella Stanley (second place), Lauren Mitzelfelt (third place), Julia Rubbo (Gordy Whiteman Prize), and runners-up Christopher H. DeNegre and Shayla Flynn. In addition to receiving cash prizes, framed certificates, and books of poetry, the student poets were invited to read their winning poems at the guild’s Second Thursday Poetry Reading on May 9 at the Guilford Free Library.