Poetry Friday: Fire Escape Contest Closes June 1st!

Since 2003, the Fire Escape has published poetry and short stories written by teens between cultures. I'm receiving entries for this year's contests until June 1st, and prizes will be announced June 30th. Feel free to pass on the details and rules, enjoy the short story winners here, and browse through the best poems from the past:

2006 Poetry Winners

First Prize:

Mel? by Amelia, Russia/Illinois, Age 15

Second Prize:

"Soy De" Means "I'm From" by Pedro, El Salvador/Kansas, Age 15

Third Prize:

Revolution by Amy, China/New Jersey, Age 16


2005 Poetry Winners

First Prize:

Two Worlds, Two Dreams by Andrea, Colombia/Florida, Age 17

Second Prize:

Dynasty or Wang Jo by Katherine, Korea/Georgia, Age 17

Third Prize:

Lumpia and Cornbread by Billimarie, Philippines/California, Age 17


2004 Poetry Winners

First Prize:

The Little Line by Cathy, China/Texas, Age 15

Second Prize:

Choosing Names by Grace, Singapore/California, Age 15

Third Prize:

Standing Strong by Beatrice, Philippines/California, Age 13


2003 Poetry Winners

First Prize:

Two Worlds by Natasha G., India/Alabama, Age 14

Second Prize:

The Perfect One by Zhan Tao Y., China/Nevada, Age 14

Third Prize:

From Russia With Love by Laura S., Russia/New York, Age 13


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