The Next Generation volume 1

Congratulations to the 2020 winners of the Jessamy Stursberg Poetry Prize for young poets! The League is excited to be publishing the six winners of this year’s prize.

Senior winners, from grades 10, 11, and 12:

‘On Jasmine’ by Kate O’Connor

‘Heirloom’ by Nazanin Soghrati

‘Seventeen Years Told Through Flowers’ by Kira Belaousoff

Junior winners, from grades 7, 8, and 9:

‘Jellie Catching’ by Crystal Peng

‘him.’ by Max Schlodder

‘Azadi (Freedom): a poem about the fight over Kashmir’ by Zara Zafar

Thank you to our jurors Adebe DeRango-Adem, Matthew Heinz, Ayaz Pirani, Vanessa Shields and Daniel Scott Tysdale for their work in selecting these poems!