The Next Generation: Volume 3

Congratulations to the 2022 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:

‘birdbrained’ by Briana Lu

‘99%’ by Grace Hu

‘Colors in a new world’ by Maggie Yang

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

‘Asian Girl’ by Kyo Lee

‘The Land Bridge Theory’ by Angel Zhao

‘Liquid Gold’ by Sofia Varma-Vitug

We are also thrilled to be publishing additional selections from the 2022 jurors:

“Mari’s apartment” by Eryn McNamara

“If You Talk to My Corpse, Bury It Well” by Gurleena Sukhija

“Before we gave it some English” by Samuel Nnadi

“Immigrant Tribes” by Avery E. Kats

“Neither” by Ria Baxi

“A finite infinity” by Angela Cen

“Fragrant Harbour” by Sarah Ng

“Greenhouse Gasses” by Catie Musselman

“Plums” by Alison Wang

“Out of Breath” by Sana Huang

Thank you to our jurors Michael Lithgow, Kathryn Gwun-Yeen Lennon, Winston Lee, Mikko Harvey and Amy LeBlanc for their work in selecting these poems!