Goldenrod Finalists 2014

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All,

Congratulations to our top eleven Goldenrod contest finalists!

Ashley Coulter “Water and Glass”
Allison Henson “Waiting”
Richard Heyne “A Hypothesis on Purgatory When Your Family Needs Heaven to be Real”
Rachel Hoge “To My Nephew”
Joshua Johnston “Midnight Karaoke at the Donors Ball”
Anna Nuckols “Freckled Futility”
Jade Primicias “Mahjong Table (with Our Filipino Grandmother)”
Leah Railey “Coffee Stained Dreams”
Becky Thieman “The Secrets of a Beer Stain”
K. Warren Westbrook “Nadav Ariel-Joel”
Maggie Woodward “Euphony in Winter”

The final three will be chosen by our visiting poet, Matt Hart, and will be presented with an award at the Goldenrod Poetry Festival reading to be held on Tuesday, February 18th, at 7pm in Cherry Hall 125. We hope to see you all there!

Hilary Harlan
English Club Co-President

Here’s a look back at the 2013 winners of the Goldenrod Poetry Festival:

1st place: Tracy Jo Ingram, for her poem “Elegy to a Child’s Sleep in the Midnight Hour”

2nd place: Maggie Woodward, for her poem “Six Years Later, a Love Letter”

3rd place: Elizabeth Gatten, for her poem “In a Land Far, Far Away”

Each year, the Goldenrod finalists are treated to a private workshop with a visiting poet and dinner afterwards. Last years visiting poet, Nickole Brown, told the finalists: “Children learn the world through their senses, and as adults already familiar with the world, we have to learn this all over again.” She then challenged the finalists to describe an apple as if they had never seen one before. Interesting technique, right? But incredible to say the least. Take a look at the full story and events of last years Goldenrod finalists here, written by Rachel Hoge.

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