Poetry Contest

Poetry contest to be judged by our visiting writer, Eduardo Corral.  Winners will be announced at his reading on Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Johnston Hall.

It’s time for our fall classic:  a poetry contest to be judged by our visiting writer Eduardo Corral.

Here are the very strenuous rules:  you should submit one or two poems, they should be typed, and your name should be on the poems.

Please give the poems to me by Monday, Oct. 15 at noon.  You can slide them under my door (207 Whitley), send them through campus mail (CB 2338) or put them in my mailbox (Alamance 305).  If you are abroad, send me an email and let me know where you are.

Eduardo Corral will announce the winners at his reading on Wednesday, October 17at 7:00 in Johnston Hall (across the tracks on S. Antioch).  Money is involved for the winners; pleasure is involved for all who come to the reading.

Here’s info on Eduardo Corral:

He earned degrees from Arizona State University and the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. His debut collection of poetry, (2012), won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. He grew up in Arizona, the son of two Mexican immigrants.  Praised for his seamless blending of English and Spanish, tender treatment of history, and careful exploration of sexuality, Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/Award, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Hope you all win

–Kevin Boyle