Antwone Fisher wrote Finding Fish as a memoir of his life as a foster child. His poetry shows the strong feelings and character that helped him through his childhood and into the man he is today. We find that often the more precise as well as the figurative language necessary in poetry creates a "louder" picture.

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You are challenged to create a poem inspired by your reading and discussions of Finding Fish. Your poem should be at least fourteen lines but do not hesitate to write a longer poem if appropriate to your format. Each participating high school may submit up to five original poems. The contest is open to all high school students in the area. A final Poetry Recitation Contest will be held after the judges have selected the top five poems.

Submission: Each school may submit up to five entries. Please submit the top five student poems (minimum 14 lines) from your school as an e-mail attachment in Word, pdf, or rtf formats by Friday, February 27, 2022 to:
Michael Snyder,

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