Eighth–grader Nicholas Belladonna Papajohn Receives Honorable Mention from Scholastic Awards For His Poetry
Nicholas Belladonna Papajohn submitted his poem Wondering, to the 2020 NYC Scholastic Awards, presented by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers, in partnership with The New School, after writing it for his middle school scholars program poetry class. In addition to an Honorable Mention award, he received a letter citing his work as “as the most outstanding work submitted among peers”. The Scholastic Awards were established in 1923, and have recognized some of the nation’s most famous artists and writers while they were teenagers, including Stephen King, Joyce Carol Oates, and Andy Warhol.
By Nicholas Belladonna Papajohn
The greenwood forest was calm during this hour of twilight When the forest drawls, and brabble from within You know they are here to gorgonize your journey For the sadness of your loss lurks inly From the lands of Fardel to the bright blue sea Agone may your lands and allies be But hope still lives in your dwindling faith Hope that you will one day find them The dreadful night when it all happened The night when you lost all that you loved The night when they came