Dix Street Elementary third graders looked at what was inside each of them as their inspiration for this year’s entries into the “Poetry That Ate Our Ears” contest sponsored by the Friends of the Kalamazoo Public Library.
This year, two students became published poets. Daelyn Burd’s poem received an Honorable Mention, and Genevieve Gavitt was one of this year’s winners.
In addition to being published in this year’s book, Genevieve received a free copy of the book and was featured at an event at the Kalamazoo Public Library on June 2nd where the contest winners read their poems aloud.
Here is her poem:
I feel like I have monkey’s
because I feel tingly inside.
Inside me is a regular guitar, it makes a melody that helps me fall asleep.
I’m happy I’m me, happy as can be.