For more than 37 years the Parkmont School has been celebrating the creative talents of the District of Columbia’s middle and secondary school students by sponsoring the annual Parkmont Poetry Festival.

In lieu of our in-person Festival and Reading, originally scheduled for Sat., May 2, the 38th annual Parkmont Poetry Festival will celebrate our 40 winners by compiling videos of each poet reading their winning verse. When complete, we will share the edited video here on the website along with profiles of the poets. We hope you’ll check back to appreciate their talents while we all stay safely distanced. Thank you!

Parkmont Poetry: The Video

Please enjoy this video that explains the Parkmont Poetry Festival.