Kids Animal Poetry Contest

In partnership with the NEW Zoo and Adventure Park in Brown County, the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets held a Kids Animal Poetry Contest. Poets 5 to 10 were recognized in two age categories.

AGE 5-7      AGE 8+

Winners will receive a broadside of their poetry and a cash prize, along with publication on wfop.org and newzoo.org

Broadside designs provided courtesy of Fergus Grant.

The NEW Zoo’s dedication to education and conservation make our partnership with the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets a perfect match, as we know it will help foster children’s appreciation for wild animals. We are proud to encourage young writers to explore their creativity.
— Angela Kawski-Kroening, Education & Volunteer Programs Coordinator

AGE 5-7

Annabella Clark, Age 5, Green Bay

 

Runner-Up

The Peacock Blue Shoe
The peacock is pecking in wood.
Is he looking for something gross or good?

His feathers are blue,
And so is his shoe.

He spreads out his wings,
And he might dance.

I think that he might fly to France.

Finnley Metzer, Age 5, Menominee, Michigan


Age 8+

Amelia Nicolas, Age 9, Green Bay

Amelia Nicolas, Age 9, Green Bay

 

Runner-Up

The Wolf
Running wild and free,
Through the grassy greenery,
First a tail and then a head
Bopping, bobbing,
Over the hedge.
Then you see it,
A wolf.
He’s found a mouse,
As he zips around the trees.
Going so fast you feel a breeze.
But then he is lost behind the trees. 
You have just seen a wolf.

The End

Ada Jacoby, Age 9, Green Bay