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13th Annual Poetry Festival

2012 readings
2011 readings

Children in grades 1-7, April 1st-30th:
you may enter online (if you live in Morris County, NJ.)

  • Certificates will be awarded by age group:
    1st & 2nd grade
    3rd & 4th grade
    5th-7th grades
  • There will be two winners in each group.
  • Winners will be announced at our poetry reading,
    Tuesday, May 13, 2013, 3:30PM-4:30PM. .
  • Bring your poem with you if you'd like to read it at the party.


Shel Silverstein's website for kids
Poetry writing with Jack Prelutsky
Poetry for kids
Funny poetry for children
Magnetic poetry
Poems about childhood, from the Academy of American Poets
US Library of Congress--Poetry & Literature Center and Natasha Tretheway, US Poet Laureate.


Insectlopedaia, Douglas Florian
The Book of Pigericks, Arnold Lobel
Chortles, Eve Merriam
A Pizza the Size of the Sun & New Kid on the Block, Jack Prelutsky
A Light in the Attic & Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein
Candy Corn, James Stevenson
[This is just a small sample of the many poetry books we have at MCL.]

Ladybug, Cricket, Spider, Stone Soup and Book Links

If you have any questions about this contest, please call the Children's Room, (973) 285-6980

My Poem

#1: your name

# 2 : what grade are you in?
#3: your school & teacher
#4: title of your poem

# 5: your address?

#6: your phone? where can we call you?
#7: will you attend poetry reading? (Monday, May 13th, 3:30-4:30PM)
Yes, I can No, I can't

Your poem here (you can copy and paste from another document. See Paste under the Edit menu in your browser.)

Begin again?
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