Parish Library Names Winner of 2022 Poetry Contest

Congratulations to Mary Wilks Kilgore, Principal of Cypress Springs Elementary School! Ms. Wilks’ poem, Silence, is the winner of Bienville Parish Library Adult Outreach Services Poetry Contest. This contest was a marvelous opportunity to celebrate the expressiveness, delight, and pure charm of poetry and reminds us of the integral role of poets and poetry in our cultures. As part of the prize, the Bienville Parish Library created a short video highlighting the winning poem.  You can view the video below.  

We would also like to thank our patrons who participated in the contest and encourage them to continue to write your poems. Writing poetry, in whatever form it manifests, helps us appreciate the world around us and empathize with one another. Writing and reading poetry allows us to change our perspectives and look upon poetry as a rhythmic art form that expresses a myriad of emotions and thoughts that can transform us all.

For more information, contact Jackie Cato in Adult Outreach Services at 318-263-7410 x 5.

See you at your neighborhood Bienville Parish Library!

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