The 41st Annual Parkmont Poetry Festival will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023.

The submissions deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023.

2022 Winner

flowing water

fading moonlight reflects off a puddle,

souls slowly lose their breath,

walls collapse and lose the battle to gravity,

the touch of impermanence is inescapable.


the present moment and impermanence

are the only permanent forces,

holding onto a passing part of reality

is solely a hopeless fight.


Jacob Roberts

Parkmont School

Grade: 9


Washington, DC


Washington, DC

Favorite Author or Book:

Phillip B. Williams

Dream for the Future:

To do something successful and that I enjoy

Inspirational Figure:

My dad