The West Des Moines Library is proud to announce the winners of our 2018 West Des Moines WRITES Poetry Contest!


  • Alice Roos
  • David Dehner
  • Celeste Brown


  • Satya Iyer
  • Adelyn Porter
  • Lily Dahlen


  • Kauai Cua
  • Reagan Mann
  • Christina Arbs


  • Abby Bishop
  • Penny Duran
  • Vidya Iyer


  • Manar Yaseen
  • Alana Scherer
  • Mekhia Hillgren


  • Kristin Daniel-Woodvine
  • Aaron Jameson
  • William Bortz
  • Honorable Mention: Amber Horsman

Winners will be invited to share their work at a public poetry reading event at the library on Thursday, April 12 from 6:30-7:30PM. All are welcome to attend this event and celebrate National Library Week and National Poetry Month with us!

A special thank you to everyone who submitted work for this year’s contest.

Download the official announcement flyer here.