SPONSORED BY THE CREATIVE WRITING PROGRAM AND THE WOMEN'S STUDIES PROGRAM
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY CARBONDALE
Judge Catherine Pierce, poet and professor at Mississippi State
University has chosen to honor the following poets and poems:
Winner: Jessica Lynn Suchon for "When you glimpse his hand, the heel
of his shoe,"
Runner Up: Jeffrey Haynes for "My Great Aunt Dies of Creeping
Paralysis at Age Sixteen"
Runner Up: Jessica Lynn Suchon for "The Anatomy of Guilt"
Winner: Max Schleicher for "Story"
Runner Up: Ruth Awad for
"A Name for the Year's Longest Night: My Father's Grade-School Crush
Among the Maronite Militia"
Runner Up: Austin Kodra for "Parentless, In Her Childhood Home"
Please join us on Thursday, March 29 2012 at 7 pm in the SIUC Student
Center Mackinaw Room for an awards ceremony featuring a reading from
our judge, Catherine Pierce, author of The Girls of Peculiar and
Famous Last Words, both published by Saturnalia Books. The winners
will also read their award-winning poems. There will be a booksigning
and reception in the Faner Humanities Lounge after the ceremony.
The Roxana Rivera Memorial Poetry Contest honors the memory of Roxana
Rivera, who was a poet and graduate student in English at Southern
Illinois University Carbondale at the time of her death in 2003.