This year Mayfield Community School, along with five other secondary schools from Cork city, was chosen to participate in Cork City Library’s Poetry Project. Under the turorage of Paul Casey from the well known Cork poetry platform Ó Bhéal ,TY students worked throughout the year to compose and compile poems which would be included in “The Unfinished Book of Poetry.”The book was launched in Cork City Library on 4th May by Councillor Derry Canty representing the Lord Mayor of Cork. The City Librarian, Community Arts Officer as well as students and teachers from all six participating schools were also in attendance, as the young poets read a selection of their inspirational words. Lily Stevens of Mayfield C.S. was among six students chosen to have her work featured in Cork City Libraries’ Poetry in the Parks project which will be launched on June 11th in Tramore Valley Park. Her acrostic poems UKRAINE and MOTHER will be published on a large poster installation to be displayed in the three main city parks as well as on the Ó Bhéal website.