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We expanded our winning choices to the top 5 instead of the top 3 poems.

Prize Winners are as follows:

1st Place for “Chicken Farmer,” by Mary Spofford French of Pittsfield NH

2nd Place for “Do Not Disturb,” by Mary Spofford French of Pittsfield NH

3rd Place for “Elegy for a Mouse,” by Peaco Todd of Chocorua NH

4th Place for “This Cold is Scratching Like Monkeys,” by Mary Ann Mayer of Sharon MA

5th Place for “Moose Crossing,” by Gwen Hurd of Merrimack NH

Honorable Mention for “Census,” by Beth Haverkamp Powers of Amherst NH

Honorable Mention for “The Old Man and the Mountain,” by Peaco Todd of Chocorua NH

These poems are posted on our "POEMS" page.

UP NEXT: Publication of a book of these poems and a few dozen other entries.  

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The Youth Poet Laureate reading was a fine success, and we thank the NH Poet Laureate, Alice B. Fogel, and the three students, Rachel Sturges, Falon Smith, and Cate Dixson, for their enthusiastic participation. Keep your eyes on these poets as they weave their magic with words.


Thanks to all the Visitors to our successful Book Fair and to the 41 Students who entered our Poetry Contest! The Fair also raised almost $1000 for the Peterborough Town Library Campaign. Our Next Event will be a Poetry Contest open to all NH residents. Announcement in early July.

Peterborough Book Fair
Co-sponsored by Peterborough Poetry Project/click above for more information