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Creative Writing

6/28/2021

A Car Is Not a Home

Madison Follett is the second-place finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest for her poem, "A Car Is Not a Home."

6/24/2021

I Was Just the Foster Daughter

A finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division, writes about her experience of sexual assault while in foster care.

"Home" by Nileh Irsan, is a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division.

6/22/2021

Home

"Home" by Nileh Irsan, is a finalist in the Youth Voice Writing Contest, poetry division.

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition

5/20/2021

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition: First Place

Every day this week, The Imprint is publishing the winners from this year’s Words Unlocked Poetry Competition. The contest is held each year by BreakFree Education, and features the work of students in juvenile facilities around the country.

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition

5/19/2021

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition: Second Place

Every day this week, The Imprint is publishing the winners from this year’s Words Unlocked Poetry Competition. The contest is held each year by BreakFree Education, and features the work of students in juvenile facilities around the country.

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition

5/18/2021

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition: Second Place

Every day this week, The Imprint is publishing the winners from this year’s Words Unlocked Poetry Competition. The contest is held each year by BreakFree Education, and features the work of students in juvenile facilities around the country.

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition

5/16/2021

Words Unlocked Poetry Competition: Honorable Mention

Every day this week, The Imprint is publishing the winners from this year’s Words Unlocked Poetry Competition. The contest is held each year by BreakFree Education, and features the work of students in juvenile facilities around the country.

5/13/2020

Old Fears and Dreads Return with a Vengeance

Everyone knows the saying that only two things in life are for certain, those being death and taxes, but I like to think there is a third: change. Change is no longer a stranger in my life but more like that friend from high school when seen in public, you do your best to avoid, but eventually, your eyes lock and an awkward, “What have you been up to” conversation ensues.

8/20/2019

Poetry Contest Winner: Breaking My Mother’s Addiction

All month we have been featuring the top entries from the 2019 Words Unlocked poetry contest hosted by the Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings. This poem, by D.A.C., was the winning entry.