Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Falmouth junior Blake Knox earned the top prize at the Eleventh Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, held Sunday, April 29, at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.  Blake’s poem, “Fickle Flames May Burn Brighter,” edged runner up Deering High School senior Janessa Roberts’ piece, entitled “I’m Problematic.”  Third place went to Morse High School senior Nina […]

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Twenty Area High School Poets to be Honored at 11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival Twenty Area High School Poets to be Honored at 11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Thursday, April 5, 2018

Twenty high school poets have been selected as honorees at the upcoming Merriconeag Poetry Festival, to be held at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport on Sunday, April 29, at 3 p.m.  Maine’s Poet Laureate, Stuart Kestenbaum, selected the finalists from a pool that included submissions from twenty area high schools. Four high schools placed multiple […]

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11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival 11th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Dear Poetry-Lovers: We are pleased to announce the Eleventh Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival. The Festival arose out of the conviction that the untapped voices of student-poets in Maine deserve to be recognized.  During the past eight years, student-poets from over twenty-five schools—including Aucocisco, Brunswick, Cape Elizabeth, Maine Girls Academy (formerly Catherine McAuley), Cheverus, Chop Point, […]

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Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival Student Poets Honored at Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Edward Little High School senior Barrak Abdraba earned the top prize at the Tenth Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, held Sunday, April 30 at Maine Coast Waldorf School in Freeport.  Abdraba, born in Iraq, wrote a poem entitled “A Message” that contained Arabic phrases as well as English, describing an immigrant family’s heartbreaking separation.   Second place […]

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10th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival is this Sunday 10th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival is this Sunday
Tuesday, April 25, 2017

10th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival Sunday, April 30, 3:00 pm Community Hall, Maine Coast Waldorf School 57 Desert Rd, Freeport Free admission Twenty high school poets have been selected as honorees at the upcoming 10th annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, to be held at Maine Coast Waldorf School on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m.  Two […]

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Area High School Poets To Be Honored at 10th Annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival
Thursday, April 6, 2017

Twenty high school poets have been selected as honorees at the upcoming 10th annual Merriconeag Poetry Festival, to be held at Maine Coast Waldorf School on Sunday, April 30, at 3 p.m.  Two well-known Maine poets—Lee Sharkey and Linda Aldrich—collaborated to winnow a submission pool of nearly 120 entries down to the finalists. Three regional […]

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Maine Coast Waldorf Shines in Poetry Contests Maine Coast Waldorf Shines in Poetry Contests
Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Seven Maine Coast students were among the 20 finalists selected by Merriconeag Poetry Festival co-judges and well-known Maine poets Lee Sharkey and Linda Aldrich.  The students—ninth grader Ava Teegarden, sophomores Isabel Konstantino, Wilson Haims, Finn Dierks-Brown, and seniors Cassandra Albano, Emma Goldberg-Courtney and Fiona Libby–will be honored at the Festival on Sunday, April 30. In […]

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