Teens Deliver Powerful Poems at Library’s Poetry Slam

Local teens performed their original poems in front of a packed house during the return of the Mil Valley Public Library’s First Friday Slam Poetry Competition.

By Cate Lecuyer
Mill Valley Patch

Young poets captivated a packed house on March 1 during the Mill Valley Public Library’s return of its

Young poets captivated a packed house on March 1 during the Mill Valley Public Library’s return of its First Friday Slam Poetry Competition.

The local teens, from Tamalpais and Branson high, were rife with emotion and delivered deeply personal stanzas. For some, it was their first time performing in public.

The first place prize of an iPad Mini went to Hannah Yerington, a Tam High junior who wrote poem about her Jewish heritage. Leah Kelley, a senior at Branson High School, walked away with the second prize of a $50 gift certificate to Mill Valley Music, and third place finisher Kel Mandingo-Stoba, a senior at Tam High, received a $25 Sol Food gift certificate.

All 14 contestants received $20 in “library bucks,” which can be used to pay off Mill Valley Library fines or purchase books at the monthly Friends of the Library Book Sale.

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