Youth Poetry Ambassador Natasha Connolly and Deputy Ambassador Sadie Jackson have chosen the winners of the 2023 Maureen Kenner Memorial Prize!
1st Place – Quinn Kennedy — Poem: Another Poem About Flying
2nd Place – Henry Krex — Poem: Fish
3rd Place – Anna Costello — Poem: Is This Modern Feminism
Honorable Mention – Marjorie Leary — Poem: When We’re Together
Honorable Mention – Serafina Hillier — Poem: Dartmoor in July
The Maureen Kenner Memorial Prize for youth poetry commemorates the life of Maureen Kenner–a special education teacher in Providence’s public schools. A passionate instructor who believed in the power of art, Maureen embraced the use of poetry in her classroom to nurture self-expression and reflection. This award celebrates Maureen’s dedication to the imagination and to the potential she fostered in each of her students during her decades-long career.
More information about Maureen Kenner: https://www.roomforgrace.org/