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.
The things I saw was a man shadow Was burned in the ground It made no sound Out of my mouth I thought it was bomb choking People skin come off and bones coming off I felt.... Scared, sad, sorrow and regret
— Jurell Lews
All Poems Submitted to the Contest