Poetry Contest & Reception

April is National  Poetry Month! The Henderson Library is accepting submissions in their annual poetry contest between March 29, 2023 - April 14, 2023

All forms of poetry will be accepted and must be original work. Prizes will be awarded for 1st place in the following age categories:

Juvenile ages 6-11

Young Adult ages 12-18

Adult ages 19 & up

Winners will be notified and encouraged to share their poems at a Poetry Reception at the Henderson Library on Tuesday, April 25, 2023 at 5:30 PM. We will also be having the drawing for the HMPL Spring Basket Raffle.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Roger Craik, Professor Emeritus of English at Kent State University.

 Dr. Craik has written five collections of poetry: I Simply Stared (2002), Rhinoceros in Clumber Park (2003), The Darkening Green (2004), Down Stranger Roads (2014), and In Other Days (2022) along with two chapbooks, Those Years (2007), (translated into Bulgarian in 2009), and Of England Still (2009). His poetry has appeared in several national poetry journals, such as The Formalist, Fulcrum, The Literary Review, The Atlanta Review, The London Grip and The London Magazine. English by birth and educated at the universities of Reading and Southampton, he has worked as a journalist, TV critic and chess columnist.