T UCSON POETRY F ES T IV A L
2010 Statewide High School Poetry Contest
BOOKMANS ENTERTAINMENT EXCHANGE
the Bookstop, Soreo in home support services LLC ,
Lusia Slomkowska, Gary Gutierrez of W J Bradley Mortgage,
Dick Gaver of Tierra Antigua Realty, and other generous supporters.
Results of contest as judged by Festival Poet Manuel Paul Lopez
This contest received 306 poems from young poets attending 36 Arizona high schools.
First place is awarded a $200 bookstore gift certificate and a $200 check ,
second place a $200 certificate and third a $100 certificate. (Bookmans and Bookstop).
Poet Poem School Teacher
1 Bianca Quijada Eye of the Storm So. Az. Comm. Academy Mark Febbo
2 Amber Hough Jazz Sunnyside Desert View M. E. Wakamatsu
3 Jimmy Vincent Christmas 1944 St. David High School Robin Fenn
Each aw ard is $30 of book store gift certific ates (Bookmans).
Lujain Alkhafaji Now here Near To What You Thought Chandler Hamilton Joann Markette
Lesly Barcian Ajanel Esperanza Sunnyside Desert View Jackie Martinez
Nick Cruz The birth of ELI Sunnyside Desert View Jackie Martinez
Amanda Flores Inexplicably Wonders Sunnyside Desert View Jackie Martinez
Sahra Hussein My Life in Somalia TUSD Tucson Barbara Birdsall
Lisa Jones Painting w ith a Piano Chandler Hamilton Joann Markette
Hanna Lew is Shells Catalina Foothills Doug Staton
Amelia Parris Dvořák Cello Concerto TUSD Tucson Amy Rusk
Nila Shayan Purple Watch TUSD Rincon Roger Shanley
C O N G R A T U L A T I ON S
poets, their families and friends, the teachers and schools
and all those poets who entered!
Thanks to Wendy Burk, Jeffers on Carter, John Davis, Teresa Driver, Eric Hollis,
Mary Goethals, Chris Nelson, Lusia Slomkowska, Milan Tomoff and Valerina Quint ana
who read the poems and made the initial selections!
Please join us at the awards presentation reading
Tucson High Magnet School library
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400 Nort h 2 A venue (s outh side of 6 Street bet ween Euclid and north 4 Ave.)
Parking: a small lot just west of the old main building off of 6 St., or
take Euclid south from 6 to 8 St. and go west 200 feet to gat e at south end of school.
at 11am, Saturday, 3 April 2009.
Next year’s contest begins this fall. For information
contact Richard Tavenner at 520-349-4340 or email at RT@richardtavenner.com,
or vis it our website at www.tucsonpoetryfestiv al.org