Jennifer Underwood of Elizabethtown placed third in the Kentucky State Poetry Society’s “Grin to Help You Bear It” contest for her poem, “Dark Ode to Slick Willy.”
The contest is named for Eve Alderdice, a deceased poet known for her sense of humor.
The Kentucky State Poetry Society was founded in 1966 by poets including Jesse Stuart, Kentucky Poet Laureate.
The awards were announced Oct. 17 at Pine Mountain State Resort Park in Pineville. Entries were required to have eight lines and be humorous.