1. became the best i’d ever bei was courtedin a study carrelgrew up at a group tablelearned to lovein the stacks
Today our final winning poem was submitted by @EyeWrite! We hope you enjoyed all the entries from NYPL’s National Poetry Contest this month. A special thanks to all participants and our judges. Check out a complete list of the winning poems: www.nypl.org/poetrycontest 

    became the best i’d ever be
    i was courted
    in a study carrel
    grew up at a group table
    learned to love
    in the stacks


    Today our final winning poem was submitted by @EyeWrite! We hope you enjoyed all the entries from NYPL’s National Poetry Contest this month. A special thanks to all participants and our judges. Check out a complete list of the winning poems: www.nypl.org/poetrycontest 

  2. this is LaTasha. how may i help u?life can be summed up in a biblioteca—almost broke it offoverheard your new gf talking of u
Today’s poem submitted by @EyeWrite is the second-to-last winning poem in NYPL’s National Poetry Contest. Enjoy the complete list of winning poems online: www.nypl.org/poetrycontest Don’t forget to SHARE your favorites!

    this is LaTasha. how may i help u?
    life can be summed up in a biblioteca—
    almost broke it off
    overheard your new gf talking of u


    Today’s poem submitted by @EyeWrite is the second-to-last winning poem in NYPL’s National Poetry Contest. Enjoy the complete list of winning poems online: www.nypl.org/poetrycontest Don’t forget to SHARE your favorites!

  3. I was courtedin a study carrellearned 2 loveat a table 4 groupsgrew up at a service desktaking callsanswering reference:Today’s winning poem is the first poem submitted by @EyeWrite in Fayetteville, North Carolina. LaTasha is the final winner of NYPL’s National Poetry Contest. Congratulations to LaTasha and all our winners!www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    I was courted
    in a study carrel
    learned 2 love
    at a table 4 groups
    grew up at a service desk
    taking calls
    answering reference:


    Today’s winning poem is the first poem submitted by @EyeWrite in Fayetteville, North Carolina. LaTasha is the final winner of NYPL’s National Poetry Contest. Congratulations to LaTasha and all our winners!www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  4. When our English professor diedWe published him in our magazineJust the list left on his fridgeButter, tin foil, forever stampsToday’s winning poem is the third poem submitted by @shipleywriter. Share your favorite little poems:http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    When our English professor died
    We published him in our magazine
    Just the list left on his fridge
    Butter, tin foil, forever stamps


    Today’s winning poem is the third poem submitted by @shipleywriter. Share your favorite little poems:http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  5. "Praise Song"
It’s a Sunday and
the atheist walks down
5th Ave up the stairs
through the Lion’s Gate
He enters the library
His churchToday’s winning poem is the second poem submitted by @shipleywriter. Share your favorite little poems in honor of Poetry Month: http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    "Praise Song"

    It’s a Sunday and
    
the atheist walks down
    
5th Ave up the stairs
    
through the Lion’s Gate
    
He enters the library
    
His church


    Today’s winning poem is the second poem submitted by @shipleywriter. Share your favorite little poems in honor of Poetry Month: http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  6. 
After dad diedhis belongings boxed upI found his walletand took the coupons insideused them in his honorcoffee filters, bread.Today’s winning poem comes to us from @shipleywriter in Seattle, Washington. Congratulations Jonathan!www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    After dad died
    his belongings boxed up
    I found his wallet
    and took the coupons inside
    used them in his honor
    coffee filters, bread.


    Today’s winning poem comes to us from @shipleywriter in Seattle, Washington. Congratulations Jonathan!www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  7. where her fingers move silentlyspelling out the lettersI am herewaitingToday’s winning poem is the third poem submitted by @vernaausten. Enjoy more little poems, visit:http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    where her fingers move silently
    spelling out the letters
    I am here
    waiting


    Today’s winning poem is the third poem submitted by @vernaausten. Enjoy more little poems, visit:http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  8. below red clayand the riverwith its arms wrapping aroundus like a shawlwhere it is so deep there isonly blacknessToday’s winning poem is the second poem submitted by @vernaausten. LIKE and SHARE your favorite little poems: http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    below red clay
    and the river
    with its arms wrapping around
    us like a shawl
    where it is so deep there is
    only blackness


    Today’s winning poem is the second poem submitted by @vernaausten. LIKE and SHARE your favorite little poems: http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  9. Mama’s fingersknow how deepbeneath the surfaceto pushwith black-lined nailsseedsToday’s winning poem comes to us from @vernaausten in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations Verna!http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    Mama’s fingers
    know how deep
    beneath the surface
    to push
    with black-lined nails
    seeds

    Today’s winning poem comes to us from @vernaausten in Chicago, Illinois. Congratulations Verna!http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

  10. She built a house of booksadventurous roomsdraped in the finest woven words.She dines with philosophersand dragons on the moon.Today’s winning poem is the third poem submitted by @thunk2much. Celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing your favorites: http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest

    She built a house of books
    adventurous rooms
    draped in the finest woven words.
    She dines with philosophers
    and dragons on the moon.


    Today’s winning poem is the third poem submitted by @thunk2much. Celebrate National Poetry Month by sharing your favorites: http://www.nypl.org/poetrycontest