Hallie Knight

Hallie Knight is a high school senior from Florida. Her poem “To Rebuild” was the winner of the 2021 Inaugural Poem Contest for Students

Of her poem, judge Richard Blanco said, “What a powerful analogy Hallie Knight has drawn for us: our country imagined as a house that we built together and has been figuratively destroyed. Yet the foundations of our hopes, ideals, and perseverance remain intact, allowing us to rebuild our country, our home, echoing Abraham Lincoln’s powerful words: ‘A house divided against itself cannot stand.’”