From left to right: Perry County Council of the Arts Executive Director Jasmine Colbert, Perry County Poet Laureate Brooke Mitchell, Perry County Commissioner Brenda Watson.
Brooke Mitchell, of Newport was named 2022’s Perry County Poet Laureate for her poem “Last Night on the Farm”
Brooke Mitchell, “Bird”
Alane J. Balchunas, “Stars, Sand, Birds”
Ellie Cameron, “Forsythia”
Beck Emerick, “skylark”
Professor • Author • Poet
A Central Pennsylvania native, Professor Louis Land earned his BA from the same college where he now teaches, Susquehanna University. He obtained his MA from another Central Pennsylvanian college, Bucknell University. When he’s not judging poetry, he can be found playing music, writing his own poetry, and grading students’ essays.
Our prizes include First, Second, Third, Honorable Mention, and the Siggy David Award for poems written in any form with the theme of “Whimsy,” chosen by last year’s SDA Award winner Eydie Wight. Perry County residents will be eligible for the title of Perry County Poet Laureate.
The Poetic Excellence Awards will take place at 6:30 pm at our coffeehouse event. Open mic night will follow the awards. For more information on our coffeehouse event, click here: Coffeehouse – Perry County Council of the Arts (perrycountyarts.org)
William Davies Jr.-2013
Kenneth J. Little-2014
William Davies Jr.-2015
William Davies Jr.-2017
Announcement with winning poets COMING SOON.
Buddy Boy Winery, 111 Barnett Drive, Duncannon
Join us as we honor the award-winning poets from this year’s annual poetry competition and for the presentation of the 2021 Perry County Poet Laureate. Stick around for Coffeehouse Open Mic following the awards ceremony! Grab a bite to eat and a glass of wine from Buddy Boy and enjoy poetry readings, live music and more! No outside food/drink please.
Interested in performing during open mic? Contact us at 717-567-7023 or email@example.com.