In celebration of the finalists of the 2023 Poetry Contest with the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Little Patuxent Review,  join us for an evening of readings by the three finalists, Anne Rong, Eleanora Hyde, and Bruce Sager, as well as Little Patuxent Review contributor Lisa Park, and Little Patuxent Review lead editor Chelsea Lemon Fetzer.

Anne Rong, the winner of the 2023 Poetry Contest, is a Taiwanese-American poet born and raised in Rockville, Maryland. She is currently studying English and government at Hamilton College, where she was awarded the George A. Watrous Literary Prize for poetry.

Eleanora Hyde, a 2023 Poetry Contest finalist, is a photographer, filmmaker, and poet living in Baltimore ever since the pandemic brought her closer to home. She loves capturing everyday beauty in any medium and her recent work can be viewed at

Bruce Sager of Westminster, Maryland, a 2023 Poetry Contest finalist, was awarded the 2014 William Matthews Poetry Prize, selected by Poet Laureate Billy Collins. The Indulgence of Icarus, a book-length poem, was released in 2016 by Echo Point Press. A prior book, Famous, won the Harriss Poetry Prize, judged by Dick Allen, Poet Laureate. An early book,The Pumping Station, was given the Artscape Literary Arts Award, judged by William Stafford, Poet Laureate.

Lisa Park, a contributor to Little Patuxent Review’s summer issue, is an adolescent medicine doctor, former college health director, mother, and gun violence prevention advocate. Her poetry has been published in Gyroscope Review and is forthcoming in Little Patuxent Review.

Chelsea Lemon Fetzer, a contest judge, is a 2019 Rubys recipient for the Literary Arts and a recipient of the Maryland State Arts Council’s 2022 Independent Artist Award. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in journals such as Callaloo, Tin House, Mississippi Review, and Minnesota Review. Her essay “Speck” appears in The Beiging of America: Personal Narratives about being Mixed Race in the 21st Century. Fetzer teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Baltimore, serves as vice chair on the board of CityLit Project, is a contributing editor at BmoreArt Magazine, and is the lead editor of the Little Patuxent Review.

  • This FREE event will be presented in-person and virtually.
  • To attend in person we strongly encourage you to register here.
  • Free parking vouchers are available to program attendees who park at the Franklin Street Garage (15 W. Franklin Street) after 4pm.  Ask Pratt event staff for your parking voucher prior to or after the program.
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Pictured: (top row) Eleanora Hyde, Anne Rong, Bruce Sager, (bottom row) Lisa Park, Chelsea Lemon Fetzer.

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