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Poetry Out Loud

Listen to the winners of the 2011 NC State poetry contest read their works on the NCSU Libraries website.

The contest, sponsored by the creative writing program, received nearly 500 submissions this year from every corner of the state and from more than 20 college writing programs. The poems were judged by noted poet Thomas Lux, a former Guggenheim fellow and winner of multiple grants from the National Endowment for the Arts who holds the Bourne chair in poetry at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

The audio files include:

Winner of the 2011 Poetry Prize
“Where Touching Leads Us,” by Brian Ownbey | mp3

Honorable Mentions
“Visiting Tenakee Springs, AK,” by Sierra Golden | mp3
“Band of Aides,” by Rob Greene | mp3

Winner of the 2011 Undergraduate Poetry Prize
“Wallet-Size Photo of the Child I Gave Up,” by Kat Reece | mp3

The American Academy of Poets Prize (for graduate students)
“Hollow,” by Kari Smith | mp3

April is National Poetry Month.

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