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Young Pegasus Poetry Competition

San Antonio's annual poetry contest for children and teens.


Celebrate with the selected poets of the

2023 Young Pegasus Poetry Competition



Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 2:00 PM

Jack Guenther Pavilion of the Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205 

View the recording.


8 Tips for Writing Great Poetry w Anthony The Poet


A long time Young Pegasus judge, Anthony is the author of the
poetry anthology Cincuenta and has brought poetry to thousand & thousand of people - in person and on HBO !

Which of Anthony the Poet's tips is your favorite? 
Tell us at @210teenlibrary #mysapl #YP23

Anthony the Poet
(Anthony M. Flores), educator,
3-time SA Grand Slam Poetry Champion,
self-described "daddy of 2 awesome humans, & HARD-CORE SPURS FAN!”
offers 8 tips for writing great poetry.



Tip #1 Don't take any poetry writing tips from anyone (except Anthony)
Tip #2 Ignore Tip #1
Tip #3 Please reconsider Tip #1
Tip #4 Have fun when you write
Tip #5 You are not an “I am” poem
Tip #6 Finish strong
Tip #7 Edit, edit, edit
Tip #8 Read to write better

Thanks Anthony!

About the Young Pegasus Competition

For more than 90 years, the San Antonio Public Library has celebrated the talents of the city’s young writers with the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition. Open to poets 18 and under, the Young Pegasus Poetry Competition invites poets to submit their work, which is then reviewed by a panel of independent judges. Poems selected by the judges for publication are printed in the annual Young Pegasus Anthology.

For additional information on the Young Pegasus Competition, please contact:

Jennifer Velasquez, Coordinator of Teen Services


Cresencia Huff, Coordinator of Children's Services​