Lamont Younger Poets

The Lamont Younger Poets Prize honors poems of exceptional promise written by juniors (ninth-graders) and lowers (10th-graders) at Phillips Exeter Academy. The award is presented in the spring of the year in conjunction with the Lamont Poets Series. The prize commemorates the dedication of English instructor Rex McGuinn to student poetry at Exeter — particularly his encouragement of student poets at the ninth- and tenth-grade levels. In such a spirit, the Lamont Younger Poets Prize seeks to recognize promise as well as achievement in the early years of a student's developing craft.

In conjunction with the reading each year, a chap book is published with the text of the winners' poems. A copy of each year's book is kept in the Library.




2004

Paul Capobianco (2006)
Hillary Fitzgerald (2007)
Hillary Juster (2006)
Jacqueline S. Stephenson (2006)

2005

Naomi Funabashi (2008)
Delphine d'Amora (2007)

2006

 

Tara Burton (2009)
Nathaniel Chastain (2008)
Victoria Schmidt-Scheuber (2008)
Francisco Unger (2008)

2007

 

Max H. de La Bruyère (2009)
Gillian B. McLaughlin (2009)
Sydney H. Meadow (2009)
Samantha S. Reckford (2009)

2008

 

Jacqueline O. Kay (2010)
Jeong Yun "Jacky" Yoon (2010)
Lucy X. Yu (2011)
Marina Y. Zhou (2010)

2009

James Fahey (2011)
Alex Olapade (2011)
Sophie Haigney (2012)

2010

Emma Clarkson (2013)
Sophie Haigney (2012)
Abby McGarey (2012)
Rebecca Millstein (2012)

2011

Marcus Chan (2013)
Christina Collis (2013)
Ravi Jagadeesan (2014)
Karen Yuan (2013)

2012

 

Sarah Chisholm (2014)
Murella Gruesser-Smith (2015)
Andrew Turner (2015)
Grace Yin (2015)

2013

 

 

2014

Rachel Baxter (2015)
Madeline Logan (2015)
Don Hyun Ryou (2016)
Catherine Zhu (2015)

Antonio Silveira Guanaes Gomes (2016)
Jenny Hunt  (2017)
Ariel Kim (2016)
Jacob Pressman (2016)