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Winners of County Poetry Contest to be Recognized

 

WHAT:
The Santa Clara County Poet Laureate Nils Peterson will recognize 30 winners of the April Poetry Contest at a poem reading ceremony. The winners will present their poems to the public and the top 9 winners will receive $25 or $50 awards.

WHO:
County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors
Nils Peterson
, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate

Poets to be recognized and selected entries:
Samantha Le
- To Myself at Nine
Christine Richardson - Reckoning the Foxtail…
Mark Heinlein - When We Were Young
Judy Darling - Long’s Ridge
William A. Emerson - Pickers Wanted
Katie Carter - Signs of Winter
Paul Highby - If a Crow Does That
Nancy Meyer - Seasonal Adjustment
Henry Lafnear - Mission College Carpool
Other winners

WHEN:
Thursday, May 6, 10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Board Chambers
County of Santa Clara Government Center
70 W. Hedding St. San Jose

WHY:
As part of National Poetry Month in April, Poet Laureate Nils Peterson challenged County residents to create poems that celebrate what they observe in day-to-day life. A total of 275 poems were submitted. Thirty poems were chosen by the Poet Laureate and the special awards recipients were chosen by two well-known poets.

Peterson was appointed as the Santa Clara County Poet Laureate by the Board of Supervisors in March 2009. The Poet Laureate helps to create a poetic identity for Santa Clara County, and showcase the spirit of the people and the special qualities of the county through poetry.

Media Contact: Gwendolyn Mitchell/Lingxia Meng, Office of Public Affairs, (408) 299-5119
Posted: May 5, 2010