Saint Mary's School News

Isabel Yates '23 named Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series Mentee

Congratulations, to Isabel Yates ’23, on being selected a 2021 Gilbert-Chappell Distinguished Poet Series mentee for the central North Carolina region by the North Carolina Poetry Society.

This mentoring program links established poets in three regions of North Carolina with emerging poets, enabling them to develop and perfect their lyric craft. Students in middle school, high school, and college, and adults not in school may apply to work with a Distinguished Poet during the winter months. Isabel will work with distinguished poet Dasan Ahanu. She will also collaborate with other selected students on a book and participate in poetry readings this spring.

Isabel was mentored and encouraged to enter the contest in the fall by her teacher, Alison Chernin, instructor of English.