May 31, 2023
Results of 2023 National Poetry Competition

Under the Madness Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of its 2023 National Poetry Month competition!

Many thanks to our judge Isabella Ramirez and to the hundreds of amazing teen poets who sent their work to us from around the globe. A short list of the locations of the poets who sent work includes Australia, Bhutan, Canada, China, Columbia, England, Germany, India, Nepal, Nigeria, the Philippines, Qatar, Serbia, and all around the United States.

1st Place: Clarisse Kim, "december 25th"

2nd Place: Seoyon Kim, "Bedtime Stories for Little Curses"

3rd Place: Maithreyi Bharathi, "sari sellers"

The winning poets will be published in an upcoming issue. Check our magazine blog (upper right hand corner of screen) for a list of our fabulous semi-finalists!

"Fireworks 14 Juillet" by TotoFABRE is marked with Public Domain Mark 1.0.

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A magazine for teen writers—by teen writers. Under the Madness brings together student editors from across New Hampshire under the mentorship of the state poet laureate to focus on the experiences of teens from around the world. Whether you live in Berlin, NH, or Berlin, Germany—whether you wake up every day in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North or South America—we’re interested in reading you!