Area students’ poems selected for 2022-23 Poetry & Music Project

OMAHA — Opera Omaha has announced the selection of 16 poems for the 2022-23 Poetry & Music Project. These original poems, written by Nebraska students grades 3 through 12, were selected from a pool of 135 submissions from 117 poets across 14 Nebraska counties.

Selected poems from Northeast and North Central Nebraska students include:

“Capturing the essence of your voice” by Maggie Dendinger, Cedar Catholic High School; “Untitled” by MaKenna Love, Norfolk Catholic; “Joy” by Ava Noecker, Cedar Catholic High School; and “The Land I Call Home” by Ava Stewart, Cedar Catholic High School.