Sophomore Gennah Brown Takes Second in Ohio Poetry Contest


Congratulations to Berkshire Sophomore Gennah Brown for her second place finish in the Ohio Poetry Association’s annual high school poetry contest.  Gennah’s poem, “Power of i”, was selected under the category of “character sketch” - one of ten categories by which students could submit a poem. All winning poets receive monetary awards and publication in the OPA Chapbook.  Winning poets are also invited to the present their poetry at OPA’s summer picnic in Columbus, Ohio.  Read Gennah’s winning poem below.


“Power of i”

by Gennah Brown


i do not like to capitalize my i,

and since you don't see a reason, i’ll tell you why.

you don't capitalize he, she, they, or you,

except at the beginning of a sentence--in which case you do.

but god should be capitalized and names of course,

to capitalize my i is narcissistic to the source.

because to write “I” bothers me more than you know,

i feel that upon myself--dominance, i bestow.


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