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2016 Student Poets

Alma Bitran
Winner

Samantha Mackertich
Winner

Meera Joseph
Runner Up

Christopher LaMountain
Runner Up


Alma Bitran is a junior at Brookline High School. She is an avid cellist, and she loves to sing, wonder, doze, laugh, and write.
Samantha Mackertich is a senior Creative Writing major at the Walnut Hill School for the Arts in Natick. Samantha has been published in the Sierra Nevada, Siblini, and Polyphony literary journals. She enjoys writing poetry, screenplays, and short stories, and plans to attend Skidmore College this fall.
Meera Joseph enjoys graphic design, the Latin language, walking in the woods with her dog, and reading Donna Tartt. She wants to tell the unspoken narrative in her poetry and tends to focus on gender, culture, and sexuality. She is currently a sophomore at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School.
Christopher LaMountain is a senior at Westborough High School. He is deeply involved in his school's Fine Arts Department, being a member of both the choral and the theater programs. His favorite poets include Louise Gl├╝ck and Andrea Gibson. Christopher plans to attend Northwestern University for Vocal Performance and Biology next year.