Elle Smith achieves Third place in Poetry Contest


It was just announced that Elle Smith's poem 'Angels Do Come to Visit' achieved Third place in the 2016 Voices of Lincoln Poetry Contest. The category of this achievement was 'It Happened One Night'.

Clearly, everyone at Inspired By Elle is very proud of this achievement and validation of the poetry of Elle Smith, who writes contemporary poetry which is resonates with the public. This poem in particular poignant, as it is inspired by loss, and the feelings experienced when someone close passes away. 

Unlike the majority of poems on this topic, this poem has a euphoric mood as we are informed that those we care for deeply, never depart the soul even when they are deceased. It is clear that there are always triggers around us that remind us of others, and this poem wraps these feelings up beautifully in a comforting way.

The Poets Club of Lincoln will be hosting a special event on Sunday 9 October 2016, where they will celebrate this competition. Each of the winning poems will be read to the audience at this event, by the poet or poetess in person, or by a member of the club if the composer cannot attend. 

The details of the event are listed below, and all are welcome to attend if they are able to get to Lincoln, California at:

Twelve Bridges Library

Willow Room

485 Twelve Bridges Drive



The timing of the event will be 3 to 5pm, and it promises to be a great international event given the entrants are from around the globe.


3 Responses


October 11, 2016

Congratulations, Elle! Looks like you’re a very accomplished artist AND poet. Go you!!! :)

Judy Wilde
Judy Wilde

October 03, 2016

Wow! I’m really happy for you Elle. Your poem ‘Angels Do Come to Visit’ is very unique and I must say it’s a contemporary poetry. It deserves more than the third place it got. I hope you make it to the event. Thumbs up Elle!

Andrea Robinson
Andrea Robinson

October 03, 2016

Congratulations to Elle! Elle, you must be really proud to receive this award. It’s always wonderful to see creative efforts paying off. All the time,consistency, and heart you’ve put into your poetry is being recognized. That is truly wonderful.

Have a margarita on my behalf! I’m just tickled for you. You go, girl!!!

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