On Wednesday, we were delighted to host a crowd of BU poets and friends at the poetry competition reception. Food was devoured, poems were shared, and we were all graced with the presence of the accomplished poet and owner of Grolier Poetry Bookshop, Dr. Ifeanyi Menkiti.
With a surprisingly large number of submissions this year, our judges had their work cut out for them. As Dr. Andrew Shenton stated in his welcoming address, had we selected a different panel of judges, we would have likely had different winners. Many of the poems were deserving of praise and recognition.
And yet, for this competition, a handful of poets rose above the rest. The winners of this year's TAI Poetry Competition were announced in this order:
Honorable Mention (4th place): "Descartes Stands From His Armchair" by Daniel Shariat
Third Place: "Pouncing" by Jennifer Lewis
Second Place: "Abraham Caressing Isaac" by Tyler Dunston
First Place: "These Days" by Jason Cabitac
Below we include the winning poem, as well as some photos from the event.
Please read full details and rules of poetry competition here before submitting your work:
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The Theology & Arts Initiative welcomes all Boston University alumni, students, faculty, and staff to submit original works of poetry for this competition. All poems will be reviewed by a jury, and winners will be publicly announced at the Poetry Competition Reception, April 17, 2019.
Opening date for submissions: January 22, 2019
Closing date for submissions: March 18, 2019 (11:59pm EST)
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