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2017 Student Poets

Emma Crockford
Winner

Claudia Inglessis
Winner

Kelly Sheng
Runner Up

Aidan Wertz
Runner Up


Emma Crockford is a Junior at Rising Tide Charter Public School in Plymouth, where she is the founder and editor of her school newspaper. Her most recent publications include The Emerson Review, Brown University's The Round, Gravel Parallax and Liminality Magazine.
Claudia Inglessis is a junior at Buckingham Browne and Nichols School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She enjoys writing prose poetry, training in classical ballet, reading James Joyce, and baking multitudes of chocolate chip cookies for her school's writer's group.
Kelly Sheng has been a public speaker since she was in middle school, and grew up learning to love literature and the humanities. She never got the chance to explore poetry in-depth until she took a poetry workshop class in school this year, where sheI really learned to understand and develop her voice.
Aidan Wertz is a senior at Haverhill High School. He enjoys playing the cello and going on runs. After a gap year where Aidan is travelling the country with his twin brother and their friend, he plans on studying Political Science and English at college. Thanks so much for this opportunity!