2013 Lois Morrell and John Russell Hayes Poetry Contest


The Department of English Literature announces its annual poetry contests for the following prizes:  The LOIS MORRELL Poetry Prize of $500 and the JOHN RUSSELL HAYES Poetry Prizes of $400 and $300.  Interested students should submit entries of up to five typed pages (no more than one poem per page) to the English Department Office (LPAC 202) by 4:00 p.m., FRIDAY, MARCH 22, 2013.  Poems that have won previous Morrell and Hayes Awards are not eligible for this year's contest.  One of the John Russell Hayes Prizes has traditionally been awarded for translation.  Students who submit translated work should be sure to include a copy of the poem(s) in the original language with their submissions.  

The judge for the 2013 Awards is poet and alumnus Rowan Ricardo Phillips, the author of When Blackness Rhymes with Blackness - a literary critical work - and The Ground - his first book of poems, published by Farrar Straus Giroux in 2012.  Phillips teaches at Stony Brook University and lives in New York City and Barcelona.

Rowan Ricardo Phillips will read from his recent work and announce this year's prizes in poetry on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Scheuer Room, Kohlberg Hall.