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We are happy to announce that Cam Dyer-Hawes and Sarah Coletti have won the 2022 Acton Coffee House/Silver Unicorn Bookstore Poetry Contest! Honorable Mention goes to Kathryn Sadakierski for the best poem about coffee. As always, the competition is less important than the celebration of the art of poetry, so we sincerely thank all who participated.


Click on the titles below to read the poems.

The winning poems:

Cam Dyer-Hawes



Driving Away from Enchanged Rock

Sarah Coletti

Evidence of Lightning Strike

La Donna e’ Mobile Comes on the Radio

New Year – 5781

On Becoming an Ancestor

Honorable Mention:

Kathryn Sadakierski

Stop and Smell the Coffee

Joie de vivre


One of our regulars put us on to World Poetry Day, which is marked in Europe by cafes allowing poets to pay for coffee with poetry! 


We decided to combine this tradition and the U.S. tradition of April as National Poetry Month by holding a poetry contest. 


The winning poets receive a free coffee, totebag, and gift cards from ACH & Silver Unicorn Bookstore, as well as publication on our website.


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