April Student Poetry Showcase
The Virginia War Memorial Foundation is proud to announce its second annual virtual poetry showcase in honor of the Month of the Military Child and National Poetry Month this April 2022.
Launched by the Academy of American Poets in April 1996, National Poetry Month reminds the public that poets have an integral role to play in our culture and that poetry matters.
Over the years, it has become the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K–12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, families, and—of course—poets, marking poetry’s important place in our lives.
We will be accepting poetry from Virginia students of all ages (K-12). Submissions will be highlighted on the Virginia War Memorial Foundation’s website for the entire month of April, designated as National Poetry Month and the Month of the Military Child in the United States.
The prompt for this year’s poetry showcase is:
“What it means to be free”
Click on each student’s name to read the submission:
Sophia B., 7th Grade, Chesapeake
Fallon F., 4th Grade, Henrico County
Jadyn P., 11th Grade Patrick County
Isabella P., 6th Grade, Chesterfield County
Zyonna S., 11th Grade, Dinwiddie County