Young Poet Awards

The 2011 Promising Young Poets contest has named four winners and two runners-up in its second annual contest for high school poets.

This years winners are Jess Dupon from the Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School, and Jordan Wallace, Claudia Taylor and Lizzie Kelleher from the Martha’s Vineyard Regional High School.

Runners-up are Truda Silberstein, from the regional high school and Oscar Thompson form the charter school.

All the poets will be reading on Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. at Featherstone Center for the Arts. The reading is free and open to the public.

The award is open to all high school aged students on Martha’s Vineyard. West Tisbury poet laureate Fan Ogilvie and poet Justen Ahren were this year’s judges. Pathways Projects Institute founder Marianne Goldberg supports the project by providing prizes for winners and runners-up.