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2022 Haiku winner, Channon Fulton

Lamond-Riggs celebrates the Haiku Contest Winners!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2022 DC Public Library Haiku Contest! We had a lot of fantastic entries this year and we were really inspired by the literary creativity of our community! Congratulations to the winners!... Adult Winner:             City of Crossroads Crosswires, instagram, facebook, job          Love is the way straight.

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Haiku Contest Winners!

Thank you to all who participated

To celebrate National Poetry Month here at the Chevy Chase library, we held a Haiku contest for poets of all ages! 

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Haiku Contest Winners

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2022 Cleveland Park Library Haiku Contest! We received many wonderful entries this year and we were inspired by the literary creativity of our community. Our judging panel had a tough time choosing from the nearly 90 funny, profound, and inspiring haiku, but we have finally come up with the following winners:

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2022 West End Haiku Contest Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 West End Library Haiku Contest!  Over 50 library patrons submitted 61 haiku (31 JUV, 29 Adult, 1 Teen). The haiku judging panel was delighted that the submission pool was so strong this year. All participants demonstrated facility in the art of haiku writing and are commended for their excellence. Without further ado, here are the winners: Children's Category First place

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Books that defy labels

What makes a novel? A poetry collection? A memoir?  The following books defy classification. They dare librarians to place them in fiction rather than poetry, or with the biographies instead of the short stories. Regardless of where we put them on the shelf, these books are interesting and dynamic and they will test the limits of your imagination. 

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with DC Public Library

Thank you for celebrating National Poetry Month with DC Public Library! This April, DC Public Library invited residents ages 6 and up to submit a haiku to the 2022 Haiku Contest around the following themes: ✎ Your love of books, reading or the library, ✎ Something small that gives you joy, ✎ DC in springtime, or

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If You Loved "The Crossover"...

Check out these titles!

Kwame Alexander's The Crossover is a book about basketball, middle school, and twin brothers dealing with life. Written in poetry but structured as a novel, The Crossover won the Newberry Medal in 2015.

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Celebrating Eloise Greenfield

Award-Winning Children's Author and Poet

Thank you, Eloise Greenfield, for your uplifting stories and positive portrayal of African American family life. Your stories and poems live on in the DC Public Library.    Picture Books by Eloise Greenfield

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Poetry by Marlena Chertock

Featured on the DCPL Podcast series "Access This"

On the latest episode of the DCPL Podcast series Access This, local poet and co-chair of the OutWrite Festival, DC's annual LGBTQ+ Literary Festival, Marlena Chertock talked with Jenny about disability in the literary community and shared a few poems, which are printed in their original forms below. *You can listen to the episode, which includes a full transcript, at *Check out the OutWrite Festival August 6th-8th, 2021 by going to and learn more about Marlena at