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Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards 2019

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Jon Andersen

M’Lyn Hines


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Julius Sokenu Poetry Awards 2019

QVCC’s annual poetry contest!

Students may submit up to three original poems!

Prize Categories

Cash Prizes --1st $100 / 2nd $50 / 3rd $50-- are offered in each of these five categories:

  • QVCC Students - English
  • QVCC Students - Spanish heritage speakers
  • QVCC Students - Spanish non-heritage speakers
  • QVCC Students - Performance Poetry
  • Quinebaug Middle College
Submission deadline is April 11!

To enter, visit Contest Rules and Poetry Submission

Award Ceremony: Thursday, April 25,2019, 6pm

Robert E. Miller, QVCC Campus, 742 Upper Maple St., Danielson CT

Jim Daniels
Photo:Carnegie Mellon University

Jim Daniels

Guest Poet Jim Daniels is the author of numerous collections of poetry, most recently The Middle Ages (Red Mountain Press, 2018) and Street Calligraphy (Steel Toe Books, 2017). His third collection, Places/Everyone (University of Wisconsin Press, 1985) won the inaugural Brittingham Prize in Poetry in 1985. He lives in Pittsburgh and is the Thomas S tockham University Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University.