A Celebration of Young Poets Author:Northeast - Spring 2001 Poetry is alive and well! Each year we receive thousands of entries in out contests. The daunting task of reading each poem and judging it is one that our judges truley enjoy. I am continually told that the job of being a judge is both entertaining and educational. As most of the poems we received were not invited to be included in this antholog... more »y, we are pleased to present you with a book of the best poems from the contest.
We are proud to provide and outlet to these young poets. We receive hundreds of letters each year that thell us how our contest was a catalyst in changing a life or motivating a poet to do better in school. The letters also tell the story behind the poems. Many poems were written after an event in the poet's life. These young poets write on many of the same topics that poets have throughout history. They write on love, death, tragedy, and triumph. The write from the heart. As you read these poems, we thank you for joinging in this "Celebration of Young Poets."