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Winners of County Poetry Contest to be Recognized


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.

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

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

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

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