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Lamont Younger Poets Reading
Tuesday, April 18, 2006
The Lamont Younger Poets Prize honors poems of exceptional promise written by juniors and lowers at Phillips Exeter Academy. The award is presented in the spring of the year in conjunction with the Lamont Poetry Series. The prize commemorates the dedication of English instructor Rex McGuinn to student poetry at Exeter — particularly his encouragement of student poets at the ninth- and tenth-grade levels. In such a spirit, the Lamont Younger Poets Prize seeks to recognize promise as well as achievement in the early years of a student's developing craft.
The third annual Lamont Younger Poets reading will be held on Tuesday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Lamont Room, on the fourth floor of the Class of 1945 Library. This year's winning poets will read their works. The event is free and open to the public.
For further information, please contact Academy Librarian Jacquelyn Thomas at (603) 777-3328.