During the month of April, the Belfast Free Library Teen Room is holding a short poem contest to celebrate National Poetry Month and Earth Day.

For this contest, teens write a short poem — a haiku or couplet (two lines) — and hang it on the tree in the BFL Teen Room. All poems need to include at least one (can include more) seasonal word or word having to do with the earth, nature and/or our environment.

There will be prizes for the strongest poem, the runner-up and for a poem selected by random drawing; everyone who writes a poem will be entered into the drawing. Guidelines for writing the poems, as well as cards for hanging them, will be provided. The contest is open to those age 11 to 17.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.