Students in grades 4th-5th, 6th-8th, and high school
are encouraged to send ONE poem no longer than 25 lines.
Our theme this year is: THE POWER of PEACE.
Here are some things to think about . . .
How can peace be powerful?
How would you “paint” a picture of peace?
How would you make your city or town more peaceful?
If you were a world leader, how would you create peace?
How can peace bring greater social justice?
Where is the most peaceful place your know?
What brings you peace?
Write in whatever style you like. Use any voice you want (you can be a bird for example, or a spaceship, or your own wonderful self). Be creative, imaginative, visionary, and most of all, enjoy writing your poem! Bilingual submissions are welcome (English translations are requested).
Please limit the length of any poem submitted to 25 lines or less.
Email submissions are preferred. Click Here to our submission form
Poems may also be submitted to any branch library in San Francisco.
your full name
grade and age
the name of a parent or guardian with their phone number and email (if they have one)
your HOME zip code (so we may identify your district)
Write: “We Are All Poets” at the top of your paper. Poems will not be returned; keep your original and give us a copy.
DEADLINE: MARCH 31, 2015
or Virginia Barrett at 415 206-1719 or Lyn Davidson at 415 557-4552