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NC State Poetry Contest: Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of the 2011 North Carolina State University Poetry Contest.

By the March 1st deadline, nearly 500 poems had poured in from every corner of the state, and almost 20 college writing programs had students submit entries. At the awards ceremony, guest judge Thomas Lux gave a reading and the winners from a group of 15 finalists received their prizes.

To listen to the poets reading their work, visit the NCSU Library webpage.

Winner of the 2011 Poetry Prize

Brian Ownbey, “Where Touching Leads Us” (Raleigh, NC)

Honorable Mentions

Sierra Golden, “Visiting Tenakke Springs, AK” (Raleigh, NC)

Robert Greene, “Band of Aides ” (Raleigh, NC)

Claudine Moreau, “Upon Seeing An Ex-Boyfriend in an

After-Sex Scene on a Daytime Soap” (Burlington, NC)

Katie Prince, “A Letter to My Unborn Child” (Raleigh, NC)

Winner of the 2011 Undergraduate Poetry Prize

Kat Reece, “Wallet-Size Photo of the Child I Gave Up” (junior, Religious Studies)

The American Academy of Poets Prize (for graduate students)

Kari Smith, “Hollow” (MFA in Poetry)

Credit is due to Marian Fragola with Friends of the Library.

Adapted by Lindsay Williams, CHASS communication intern