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Deadline to Enter Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest: March 7

Erin Leblanc and Isabela Cusano were finalists in the 2015 Poet's Seat Poetry Contest. Isabela went on to win in her division.

Erin Leblanc and Isabela Cusano were finalists in the 2015 Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest. Isabela went on to win in her division.

The Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest awards ceremony will once again be held at Stoneleigh-Burnham School, and the deadline to submit poems for judging is Monday, March 7, 2016. The contest is open to all residents and students in Franklin County.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the Capen Room at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. The event is free and open to the public.

Last year, Stoneleigh-Burnham student  Isabela Cusano ’19 won first place in her division for her poem “Summer Dreams.” Cusano and fellow SBS student Erin LeBlanc ’19, both students in Karen Suchenski’s Middle School Humanities class, were finalists last year in the youth division for ages 12-14 and read their poems at the awards ceremony.

The Friends of the Greenfield Public Library has sponsored the Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest each year since 1991. The competition is held in honor of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman who lived in Greenfield from 1847 until his death in 1873 and was considered by his contemporaries – Emerson, Thoreau, and Tennyson – to be a gifted poet.

More information about the Poet’s Seat Poetry Contest can be found here.