Creative Writing

April 2020


19th Annual (2020) Student Poetry Contest Winners

This year’s Awards Ceremony for the Alfred C. O’Connell Library sponsored poetry contest was canceled due to the COVID-19 campus closure.  Virtual congratulations go out to this year’s winners!

Special thank you to the Judging Committee: Doreen Bortle, Bob Knipe, Nicki Lerczak, Jessica Olin, and Jim Simon

Best Body of Work: Gabriella Orfanides for The Pressure of LifeThe Quiet Ones, and Waking on a Summer Morning

Gabriella Orfanides Poetry Contest prize winner
Gabriella Orfanides – click photo to view poems

First Prize: Katrina McCracken for Running Home

Katrina McCracken – click photo to view poem

Director’s Choice:  Alyssa Wright for My Cat Owen

Alyssa Wright
Alyssa Wright – click photo to view poems