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

The submissions deadline is Friday, February 17, 2023.

2022 Winner


I am sadness

I eat broccoli

I am one of the main forces that cause pain

I am the tear that falls alone.

I am the blade that causes pain

within the souls of hope and happiness.

I am the thing that people can hide

perfectly, behind a smile.


Leondre Johnson

Ballou Senior High School

Grade: 10