Hear the winners of Central Oregon's largest poetry contest, followed by a spoken word open mic night.
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The winners for the Source's Annual Poetry Contest are:
Poetry Contest Reading Order
Murphy Buchanan, 1st Place Youth Winner
Winning Poem: "Forests"
Maya Andrick, 2nd Place Youth Winner (Tie)
Winning Poem: "Terrifying"
Mo App-Singer, 2nd Place Youth Winner (Tie)
Winning Poem: "RSD"
Broderick Eaton, 1st Place Adult Winner
Winning Poem: "still point in mariupol"
Ama Garza, 2nd Place Adult Winner
Winning Poem: "she appears to be haunted"
Ben Ward, 3rd Place Adult Winner
Winning Poem: "Aspens at Dusk
Trevor Spangle, Honorable Mention Adult Winner
Winning Poem, "These Darker Mornings"
Anthony Rosso, Honorable Mention Adult Winner
"Our Lumber Mills Are for Bodies Now"
"You Brought Us Here. Were Happy You Did."
Read the winning poems at: https://www.bendsource.com/bend/poetry-contest-2022/Content?oid=18094292.
The judges for the contest were:
OSU-Cascades MFA students Imke Wernicke Berger, Jamie Zimmerman, Keisha Thierry, and Adam Cook
Dr. Jennifer Reimer, Director of the OSU-Cascades MFA Program
Irene Cooper, local poet and author, and
Meagan Looney, Community Librarian for Deschutes Public Library