Columbia University Press Announces 2019 Student Poetry Contest Winners!

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Columbia University Press is pleased to announce the three winners of the third  annual Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry® Student Poetry Contest. The Granger’s Poetry contest is held each April and generates high-quality submissions from students around the globe.

The 2019 winning entries are:

“To Patricia After We Parted” by Jaemin Woo of the Woodberry Forst School, inspired by “Afterward” Douglas Malloch

“Tribute to the Struggles” by Cylus Garza of the Woodbery Forest School, inspired by “Raiin” by Edward Thomas

“Trinkets of Death” by Alexandra Slabakis of the Marymount School of New York, inspired by “Evening Star” by Edgar Allen Poe

Honorable Mention:

The Magpie’s Flight” by Yaren Dinçtürk of the Istanbul Robert College of Istanbul, inspired by   “The House on the Hill” by Edward Arlington Robinson.

We will feature each winning entry on the Granger’s homepage May 1st through 3rd with the honorable mention on Monday May 6th on the Granger’s site.  The three overall winners each received a price of $100 worth of Columbia University Press books, as well as $100 worth of books for the students’ school.

About Granger’s: The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry contains 250,000 poems in full text and 450,000 citations, numbers that will continually expand with each update. The poems in full text are the most widely-read in the English language, as well as in Spanish, French, German, and Italian. Included also is poetry in Portuguese, Polish, Yiddish, Welsh, Gaelic, and other Celtic languages, as well as poems in the ancient languages: Anglo-Saxon, Provencal and Latin. Scholars in each of these languages have reviewed and guided the selection of poems, so that the poetry on Granger’s is also the poetry encountered in the classroom.The Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry offers complete coverage of the works of several individual great poets, including the complete poems of Shelley, Blake, Burns, Keats, Marvell, Poe, Baudelaire, and other major poets. In addition users will find a wealth of current poetry from some of the best poetry periodicals, such as Poetry Magazine, The Southern Review, and Poetry Northwest.

2 Responses

  1. Hello, my name is Fatima Esquivel.
    I live in New York City and I am currently a Sophmore in high school. I am writing this comment regarding the entry for the annual Columbia Granger’s World of Poetry® Student Poetry Contest. How would I be able to enter my poetry if possible, or is it only open to college students?

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