Student Poetry Awards: A Night of Verse and Friends
On Tuesday, April 29, 2008, the UT Tyler Robert R. Muntz Library held its Annual Student Poetry Awards. This was the library's capstone even for National Poetry Month. The event took place at Braithwaite Auditorium. The keynote was delivered by the 2008 Texas Poet Laureate Mr. Larry D. Thomas. Following a reception and book signing, the event drew students and members of the community for a night of poetry and performance. We had 34 entries this year in the contest. The winners of the contest this year were:
- Jesse Florendo for "Japan Sketch #1."
- Conor Herterich for ""Epitaph."
- Paige Hayter for "Ode to the Gardenia."
- Carly Thompson for "The Need for a Story."
- And honorable mention to Jesse Florendo for "Frankenstein's Creature Finds Solace."