On Saturday, April 30, 2016, the 34th Parkmont Poetry Festival was held, this year in the Sidwell Friends School meeting house.
Each year, 40 D.C. student winners are selected by four poet judges from among hundreds of entries from all 8 wards of the District. Eleven D.C. schools (public, private, and charter) had winners in 2016. We enjoyed a lovely and inspiring afternoon listening to the young poets read their works.
Thank you to all the many teachers across Washington who participate, and a particular thanks to the students, who share with us their hopes and dreams and fears. Your poetry amazes us.
I'm skating into the new year.
I drove out of the last year.
I am leaving behind fights, arguments READ MORE