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After hours of reading more than 70 poems submitted to the first-ever MindPath Poetry Contest and having to make numerous hard decisions, Dr. Venkata Jonnalagadda – our final round poetry judge – narrowed down the list to 6 wonderful poems.

The six winning poems and poets, each awarded $100, are:

  1. The newest museum exhibition – Lianza Reyes
  2. The Only Way is Through – Alexandra Campbell
  3. Shadows Between Building – Wilson R.M. Taylor
  4. Four of the nicest things people have done for me – Owen Auman
  5. The away goal – Elisa Moraa
  6. The Design of a Fearful Mind – Isabella Dawley

We decided to do our first ever poetry contest because believe that Healthcare Begins with Mindcare™ and we want to continue the effort to end the stigma around mental health. We fully believe that these works of art do just that. We hope you enjoy reading them.

To view the digital poetry book, simply scroll down or click below:

Read the Winning Poems


MindPath 2021 Poetry Contest Digital Chapbook


Venkata Jonnalagadda, MD

Greenville, NC

Dr. Jonnalagadda is a board-certified child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist. Dr. Jonnalagadda is certified with the American Psychiatric Association (in association with the AIMS Center) training for Applying the Integrated Care Approach. Dr. Jonnalagadda is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She is an adjunct teaching faculty with the ... Read Full Bio »

Trent Brown

Greenville, NC

Trent Brown is the Social Media and Content Manager at MindPath. Trent graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and is a former newspaper journalist, in which he focused on spreading awareness about disability issues. He has been published in multiple journals, papers and magazines, and is an aspiring fiction author.

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