Wednesday, March 23, 2011

2011 Roxana Rivera Memorial Poetry Contest Results

Announcing the Winners of the 2011 Roxana Rivera Memorial Poetry Contest

Sponsored by the Creative Writing Program and the Women's Studies Program

Southern Illinois University Carbondale



Judge Sara Burge, SIUC MFA alumna, poet and instructor at Missouri State University, has chosen to honor the following poets and their poems:


Undergraduate Winners:

First place: Jonathan Veach for "A Death in Baton Rouge"

Second place: Jeffrey Haynes for "Holy Scripture"

Third place:  Rheanna Pulley for "Abraham visits Moriah"


Graduate Winners:

First place:  Ruth Awad for "Kata Doksa"

Second place: Jonathan Travelstead for "Mitch's Motorcycle Salvage and Rebuild"

Third place:  Mark Jay Brewin, Jr. for "Mother('s)"

Honorable Mention: Jonathan Travelstead for  "From a CafĂ© in Paris"



Please join us on Thursday, March 24 2011 at 4 pm in the SIUC Student Center Mississippi Roomfor an awards ceremony featuring a reading from our judge, Sara Burge, author of Apocalypse Ranch (C&R Press). The winners will also read their award-winning poems.  There will be a booksigning and reception in the after the ceremony.