The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.
Below is one of the contest entries.
Skin The skin of my mother From which I grew within Is peeling away. The skin whose embrace Became a refuge Is now a refuge for maggots. My skin Must be strong enough For my children. Your skin Must not be the running river But the constant source.
— Zachary Bright
All Poems Submitted to the Contest