Thursday, August 20, 2020

2020 Paterson Poetry Festival October 3, 2020

October 3rd & 4th, 2020 is Paterson Poetry Festival

 The 2020 Paterson Poetry Festival will be a live in-person event observing the CDC guidelines for Covid-19. 


Please come with your masks, joy, and love. We celebrate words in all of its forms at the Paterson Poetry Festival. 


The Festival is a program of Word Seed, Inc., a non-profit organization. 

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

2019 Poetry Contest Winners



Elementary Grades 3-5

Malachi Noble 1st place 
Norman S. Weir Grade 5

Jace James 2nd place
PS #13 Grade 3

Grismeilyn Cruz 3rd place 
PS #13 Grade 3

Mathews Santana Honorable Mention
PS #13 Grade 3

Safia Bernard Honorable Mention
PS #13 Grade 3

Middle Grades 6-8


Davon Daniels 1st Place
John P. Holland Charter School 

Johanly Bourdierd  2nd Place
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary 

Sanaa Shields  3rd Place
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Kayleen Ochoa Honorable Mention
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary

Raquel Aguilar Honorable Mention
Martin Luther King Jr. 


High School Grades 9-12



Iyana William's 1st place
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts

Shiqira J. Paulson 2nd place
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts


Kiara Guzman 3rd place 
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts

Jennifer Guizar Honorable mention
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts


Poet Laureate's Choice Award


Michelle DepeƱa
Rosa L. Parks School of Fine & Performing Arts