Child poetry plagiarist unmasked

The 10-year-old winner of a children’s poetry competition had to hand back her prize money after newspaper readers noticed that her poem was the work of a well known writer.

“It’s a mini drama for her. She did not realize it had been written by someone else,” a member of the competition jury said Tuesday. —Child poetry plagiarist unmasked (Reuters|My Way)

That’s one way to get ahead in life. Let’s hope the young poet has learned her lesson.