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.
Rockets Fall on Rocket Falls Seeing atomic God mushroom cloud billows spores of lace and tornado wind force smoking clouds expand August 9, 1945 Fatman cancer choking light smeared sky satan shroom towers above and I grow, grow, touch sun and tsunami waves of peyote sand dance scary beauty crown of brown giant bubble lava glow Ivy Mike the first full scale H to bathe the brain in flame they didn’t know we didn’t know I didn’t know how bad it could go.
— Julia Gordon-Bramer
All Poems Submitted to the Contest