July 31, 2023
Results of the Charles Simic Tribute Poetry Teen Contest
Under the Madness Magazine is pleased to announce the winners of the Charles Simic Tribute Poetry Contest.
These stunning tribute poems will be published in Issue 6 of the magazine:
1st Place: Samuel (Nigeria), "Language is thankless Service"
Finalists: Emily Jarecke (Ohio), "Vivacious" and Xinyu Liang (China), "the Light"
Thank you to all the teen writers who sent work to the contest. It was a pleasure to read your poems. Keep sending your work to magazines, including ours! The magazine also thanks the Poetry Society of New Hampshire for partnering with us in this contest.

"Under the Madness lies literature" - Unknown
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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!