Juniors, sophomores, and first-year students are invited to participate in the Jean Corrie Poetry Competition Prize. A maximum of three poems may be submitted, each typed on a separate sheet of paper. All poems submitted must be original and unpublished in campus publications or elsewhere, including on blogs and anywhere else on the Internet.

The writer’s name, class year, email address, and phone number must appear on the accompanying envelope or folder but not on the poems themselves. All entries must be submitted to Ms. Maureen Mulrooney, administrative assistant, Department of English, 316 Pardee, no later than noon on Feb. 21.

The Jean Corrie Prize ($100 by deed of gift) is sponsored by both the Lafayette College Department of English and the Academy of American Poets. The judge of the 2022 Jean Corrie Competition in Poetry is Paul Tran.

Paul Tran is a Visiting Faculty in Poetry at Pacific University MFA in Writing and a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Poetry at Stanford University. A recipient of the Ruth Lilly & Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation and a Discovery/Boston Review Poetry Prize, their work appears in The New Yorker, The Nation, Best American Poetry, and elsewhere. Paul is the author of the début poetry collection, All the Flowers Kneeling, forthcoming from Penguin Poets in February 2022.

Student winners will be invited to read with Paul on March 9.

More information is available on the College calendar.

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