Review: 2017 Fifth Annual Battle of the Bards Poetry Contest: Winning Entries

2017 Fifth Annual Battle of the Bards Poetry Contest: Winning Entries
2017 Fifth Annual Battle of the Bards Poetry Contest: Winning Entries by Poudre River Public Library District
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Full disclosure: I am a contributor to this collection, and my honorable mention poem appears on page 14. I hope you like it!

Book #19 for 2017
Personal Challenge Task: A book with a cat on the cover
The Legendary Book Club of Habitica’s Ultimate Reading Challenge: A book with multiple authors
PopSugar Challenge Prompt: A book with multiple authors
Better World Books Challenge Task: A book of poetry
Read Harder Challenge Prompt: A book published by a micropress
Book Bingo Possible Squares:
– A book with multiple perspectives
– A book from the library
– A book with multiple authors

I was glad I could attend this year’s awards event. It really makes a difference when you can hear the poets recite their works, even when they have a visual component.

I don’t remember who actually won, but here are my top three picks in each division:
Adult:
“This Man, This Me” by Erik Rock
“The Other Eggs” by Morgan Taylor
“Phases of Our Dying Sun” by Erik Rock
Teen:
“Burning Ballet” by Emma Boice
“Before Dawn” by Gabrielle Nadig
“Glass” by Mariah Reis

This annual collection always boasts great variety and is nice if you’re looking for a quick read. It’s available for free download from the library’s website.

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