​​The Fitzgerald Museum

Chasity Hale

john hoppenthaler

Third Place

Brittany j. Barron

Second Place

First Place

Third Place

F. Scott Fitzgerald and Zelda were both lovers of poetry--in particular, the works of Edgar Allan Poe and John Keats. The two used poetry in their courtship letters, and gifted books of poems to family members throughout their lives.


Fitzgerald, while still a college student, was noted in the New York Times for his wit writing poetical lyrics for Princeton's Triangle Club's annual musicals. He continued to write poems until his death in 1940.

The Fitzgerald Museum continues the Fitzgeralds' love of poetry with our annual Poetry Contest.

2016 Poetry Contest: Winning Entries

"Other" Category

"river"

First Place

jean-marc van't verlaat

Honorable Mention

Mara Buck

Anne Whitehouse

High School Category

Third Place

julian gewirtz

College Category

allyson ifergan

Second Place

Atar J. Hadari

Noah Snitzer

First Place

Tyler Raso

Sophya Giudici-juarez

Second Place

Honorable Mention

"The Gang's All here"

2016 Poetry Contest