In honor of World Poetry Day, YARN has created an invitational poetry event called “Finding Home.”
This year’s contest is inspired by the soon-to-be-released novel in verse, WHEN YOU NEVER SAID GOODBYE, by Meg Kearney, our contest judge.
Please join us in congratulating the winner and runners-up in our Finding Home poetry contest!
The winners Meg Kearney chose include a verse novelist, a published poet, and a teen writer.
Three poems by Callie R. Tullos
i drowned in ferocious fields of foliage //
i killed myself slowly //
i went painfully unnoticed //
i slipped through the cracks […]
Outtakes by Pam Laskin.
We at YARN are thrilled to welcome Pam Laskin, author of the YA novel in verse, “Ronit and Jamil.”
Read on as Pam shares more about the story as well as some excerpts of this Palestinian/Israeli retelling of Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet.” .
Two poems by teen writer, Ezra Lebovitz.
we’re as good as it gets and //
they can cast us nasty //
looks call us vagrants we know //
better cause tonight i don’t care […]
Three poems by Mary E. Cronin
You really need to get a grip //
You giggled along with the girls last night […]
In this pop-up winter 2017 story, talented teen author Ginevra Davis examines the risks of competition and pursuing one’s passion.
[…] You work so hard, my parents say. You deserve this. The uncut silk is soft as I hold it up to my body. I think I could never be sad wearing something this beautiful […]
Our final fiction of the 2016 Spring-Summer Edition is this harrowing story about runaways by teen writer Morgan Bennett from Texas. Kind of reminds us that S.E. Hinton was only 16 when she wrote and published “The Outsiders.”
[…] can you imagine black fire? It filled Peter’s eyes. Sometimes it seemed like his calm, polite demeanor was hiding someone on the verge of erupting. […]
Two poems by teen writer, Avis Ko.
The pangs of the world’s grief overcame her //
Like waves of a merciless shore […]