Category / 2016 / Fall 2016 / Poetry

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  • Poetry Sucks by Jack Dawdy

    The winner of this year’s Fall Contest is Jack Dawdy. Jack Dawdy, who is a junior at Greenville College, submitted spoken word called “Poetry Sucks”.

  • Loneliness Verses Solitude

    Author: Elizabeth Nisly Junior at Bluffton high school Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ Divided by a narrow line Soft and light and hard to see The nuances are very fine Both involving only me Craving one, I fear the other Solitude’s uglier brother I fear no one will ever see All the finer points of…

  • Enter Please

    Author: Lily Hauge Sophomore at New Orleans Center of Creative Arts 2nd place Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ Please, Excuse the mess. The shutters are falling off, The wooden walls are rotting, And the roof, Oh! The russet stained metal roof, Surely, it’s rusting away. Vegetation, There is none. The drought took it away, Along…

  • For No Apparent Reason

    Author: Sydney Osterday Senior at Shasta High School Honorable Mention Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ Sometimes it hits me, And suddenly I’m overwhelmed with grief and sorrow that seems to come from an unknown place within; perhaps an incarnate knowledge of terrible things to come, But what do I have to be sad about, really?… What…

  • Paul - Spoken Word

    Paul’s Spoken Word | One

    Author: Bilori Paul Sophomore at Rock Island High School Honorable Mention Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry | Spoken Word _________________________________________________________________________________________ One It was like I was stuck in two different worlds 2008 I surely thought I was Superman Flying to Krypton, my planet. Sadly I crashed in the United States. I was an alien from a…

  • No More

    Author: Imoni Brooks Senior at Da Vinci Design High School Honorable Mention Live Arts Contest | High School Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ I hate the city. It’s a convenience for transportation and what not, but it’s not for me. I crave adventure. I crave the feeling and rush of exploration. I want to walk barefoot in the woods, not…

  • Stars

    Excuse Me

    Author: Lexi Baysinger Undergraduate Junior at Greenville College 3rd place Live Arts Contest | Undergrad Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ “I love that you’re that kind of black person” Excuse me? “You just don’t take offence to my jokes, I love that about you.” Excuse you. “Can I touch your hair?” Look at my face and dare to ask again. “Come…

  • time’s waltz

    Author: Mandy Pennington Undergraduate Freshman at Greenville College 2nd place Live Arts Contest | Undergrad Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ time’s waltz hourglass beach sand trickling trickling like falling off a cliff the tiny grains scream the loss of time ticking they used to live under rough, tan feet swept in and out by turquoise cascades violent some…

  • Salted

    Author: Madeline Kohlberg Undergraduate Senior at Greenville College 1st place Live Arts Contest | Undergrad Poetry _________________________________________________________________________________________ Salted you feel as though you’ve lost it, lying on a bed of broken ice – walk turned snap on a starless night blood stuck to nails and ice on face – blue ice crunches under swollen limits…

  • Him

    Author: Eliza Newman Year: Junior at USC 2nd place Live Arts Contest     Him   You fall in love Faster than a calendar changes pages It happens so over and over again   That it stops being love   But it’s not quite lust either You don’t fawn over bodies and breasts You fawn…