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The main event of the annual collegiate poetry competition is the student competition.

The 96th annual Kathryn Irene Glascock ’22 Intercollegiate Poetry Competition showcases the up-and-coming poetry talent of regional college students by inviting six accomplished college students to campus to compete for the title — and accomplished poets to serve as judges.

The six student contestants will recite their poetry in the main event over the competition weekend. All events are free and open to the public.

Poet-Contestants 2019

  • Sarah Terrazano '19, Brandeis University
  • Vilhelm (Billy) Anderson Woltz '20, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Dur-e-Maknoon Ahmed '20, Mount Holyoke College
  • Julia Falkner '19, Smith College
  • Ariana Benson '19, Spelman College
  • John Krug '19, The New School

Poet-Judges 2019

Photo of Martín Espada

Martín Espada

Photo of Dawn Lundy Martin

Dawn Lundy Martin

Photo of Anna Maria Hong

Anna Maria Hong

The three events of the Glascock poetry competition are: 

Friday, March 22

A conversation with the judges
3–4:30 pm in the Stimson Room, Williston Library

8–9 pm in Gamble Auditorium. A reception will follow.

Saturday, March 23

Judges’ reading and announcement of winner
10:30 am–noon in the Stimson Room, Williston Library

Founded by the parents of a promising poet who died the year after she graduated from Mount Holyoke, the event is sponsored by the Kathryn Irene Glascock Memorial Fund, the Joyce Horner Poetry Prize, the Charles and Rosanna Batchelor Memorial Fund, and the Department of English at Mount Holyoke College

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