The first-ever Forbes Library Young Poets Award launched this summer as a way to engage teens in writing and performing poetry. The contest was judged by local poet Robbie Dunning. On August 4th a crowd of more than 40 poetry-lovers gathered in the Coolidge Museum to see Olivia Gatwood perform from her book New American Best Friend, and from her new book, forthcoming 2019. The contest winner, Josie, and the two finalists, Dima and Ruthie, opened the show with their winning poems.