Northwest State Community College in Archbold recently recognized three students for their winning entries in the college’s annual poetry contest, held in conjunction with April’s National Poetry Month.
All winners received a cash prize and were featured in a campus-wide poetry reading. The reading took place as part of a three-day on-campus event called “YAWP Fest” – a celebration of music, art and poetry.
The competition winners were: Brianne Young, Montpelier, first place, “Like a Filthy Library with Naught to Borrow”; Lydia Evinger, Defiance, runner-up, “Contradictions: What It Means to Be a Woman in the 21st Century”; Keaton Brodbeck, Archbold, third place, “Down In That Place Where Only the Gods May Sleep”.
Judges’ picks and honorable mentions included: Morgan Rupp, Stryker, “Dragon Friends”; Olivia Ribali, Archbold, “The Only Form I Remember You”; Sol Moreira Chavez, Defiance, “Broken Home”; Dustin Teschke, Bryan, “Universal Convergence”.
NSCC Arts and Science teacher Melanie Dusseau addressed the audience at the NSCC Poetry Reading event.