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Catawba College Students Place in Poetry Competition

April 03, 2006

Category: Academics, Students


Three Catawba College students have been chosen as runners-up for the 2006 Anthony Abbott Poetry Competition for North Carolina Undergraduate Writers sponsored by the Charlotte Writers Club. Each received a $50 award and read their winning poems on March 18 at the CPCC Spring Literary Festival in Charlotte.

Runners-up included sophomore Sarah Hamm of Morehead City with her poem, "Into 89;" senior Jon Robertson of Charlotte with his poem, "You Can’t Touch This: A True Hollywood Story;" and sophomore Lauren Alston Smith of Greensboro with her poem, "Outside the Corriher-Linn-Black Library, a frog."  Catawba had more winners than any other participating college or university. Only one winner and six runners-up awards were selected by competition judge Cathy Smith Bowers, a professor in Queens University’s MFA program.