Poetry
Parkmont Poetry Festival

The next Parkmont Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 28, 2018. Forty finalist D.C. student poets will read their winning poems.

Please see the official Parkmont Poetry Festival website!

About the Parkmont Poetry Festival

"A poem is a hammer, beating in its words, forcing us to listen."

This young poet's words caught the attention of a Parkmont Poetry Festival judge a few years back, and the poem was included among the winners for that year. Each year for the past 33 years the Parkmont School has been celebrating the creative talents of the District of Columbia's middle and secondary school students by sponsoring the Parkmont Poetry Festival.

Prizes:

  • Poems published in the Festival Book
  • $40 Gift Certificate
  • Festival tee-shirt

Eligibility, Submission & Deadline Details:

  • The 36th Parkmont Poetry Festival Awards Ceremony and Poetry Reading is scheduled for April 28th, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
  • Next poem submission deadline will be February 27, 2018. You can submit your poem today!
  • Open to students living or attending school in the District of Columbia in Grades 6-12
  • Limit of 2 poems per student
  • Type poems or use black pen
  • Please fill out the Poetry Entry Form and include it with your poem so that we have the student's name, home phone, school, grade, and teacher's name.

Send poems to:

Parkmont School
4842 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
or email to poetry@parkmont.org