Since 1982 the Parkmont School has been celebrating the creative talents of the District of Columbia’s middle and secondary school students by sponsoring the annual Parkmont Poetry Festival.


The 2022 In-person Parkmont Poetry Festival

Our 40th annual festival marked a return to the live event we have not been able to host since 2019. We hope you will enjoy seeing and hearing the poets breathe life into their verse; in addition, the moving address by Finalist Judge Ethelbert Miller is a tribute to the power of the written word. The students’ winning poems can be read by downloading the 2022 booklet here.