FARMINGTON – Literacy Volunteers of Franklin and Somerset Counties announces the winners of the eleventh annual Literacy Volunteers Poetry Contest, sponsored by Western Maine Financial Services and Susan and Fritz Onion. LVFSC wishes to thank all of the contributing poets, and the judge, Laine Kuehn.
First Place: Emma Arnold, In The Dark of the Pale Moonlight Second Place: Margaret Bremner, Unity
Third Place: Hallie Parlin, The Wind
First Place: Jack M. Volterman, Fictional Characters Second Place: Rita J. Baker, Abyss
Third Place: Kasy Brault, Family Fun Time
First Place: Mikayla Brown, Once More Second Place: Elizabeth Beaudette, My Dad
Students of Literacy Volunteers
First Place: Anna Crockett, Pinewood Angels
Second Place: Joanna Ladd, Learning in Important to Me Third Place: Lorrie Chicoine, My Dog Casey Rae
First Place: Wendy Morrill, We’re All Millionaires Second Place: Elizabeth Cooke, Today
Third Place: Sally Speich, The Flow of Life
The collection of winning poems are published on the LVFSC website at westernmaineliteracy.org, and will also be published in a poetry chapbook. Contest prizes are gift certificates at area bookstores: twenty dollars at Devaney Doak & Garrett Booksellers for first place, fifteen dollars at Twice Sold Tales bookstore for second place, and ten dollars at the Phillips Library Store for third place. A special presentation of the winning poetry is being planned for May 12 from 4-6 p.m. and will be available to the public via Zoom. Visit the website at westernmaineliteracy.org or call 500-3131 for more information.