The New York Browning Society Annual Downey NYC High School Poetry Contest
2023 Downey NYC High School Poetry Award Winners
Hanna-Rebecca Douglas – Gramercy Arts HS
Francesco Macias – All Hallows HS
Noah Meserve – NYC iSchool
“An ode to a Replicant, to a Lie”
Kaitlyn Owens – Notre Dame School of Manhattan
Javien Vasquez – Xavier HS
“Maelstrom of the Heart”
Grace Katsivelos – Frank McCourt HS
Kristen Ng – World Journalism Preparatory School
Nicole Morado – Notre Dame School of Manhattan
Claudia Wysocky – The Mary Louis Academy
“Poland, From Afar.” inspired by ‘Home Thoughts, from Abroad’
Frank Dolven – Frank Sinatra School of the Arts
“Death of a Street Cat”
Congratulations to all of our winners and all of the amazing students who submitted their work this year! We look forward to future submissions!
Maya Rothbard – Trevor Day School
“Partial” inspired by “Bianca among the Nightingales” by EBB
Genevieve Burke – St. Joseph Hill Academy
“Life of the valley” Inspired by Change upon Change by EBB
Devin Berkowitz – The Spence School
“A Dreamer’s Words” Inspired by “The Soul’s Expression by EBB
Emilio Merino – Monsignor Scanlan High School
“Thy Beauty Whence May Blooms”
Emma Jose – Trevor Day School
“The Blue Eyes” Inspired by Sonnet 43 by EBB
Arlette Gindi – Ramaz Upper School
“Through the Glass Pane”
This years invitations have been sent out to over 120+ Public, Private, and Parochial High Schools in the 5 boros of NYC.
Deadline is May 1st 2022 – We wish your students the best of luck!
An Archive of our Winners
Our 2021 NYC HS Poetry Contest Winners!
In 2021 We live streamed our May Celebration and were joined with 4 poets to read their award winning poems, Bridget Farrell, Olivia Zino, Caitlin Leahy, & Rosario Pastrana- Palmer!
Bridget Farrell – The Mary Louise Academy
Olivia Zino – The Mary Louise Academy
Caitlin Leahy – The Mary Louise Academy
Our 2020 NYC HS Poetry Contest Winners!
Dedicated to Denis Murphy ( Donncha OMurchu ) who tragically passed earlier this year. He was a mentor and exemplary teacher for so many at the HS of American Studies at Lehman College. You will be missed.
Read The Winning Poems Here.