Theology & the Arts Initiative

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2019 TAI Poetry Competition!

By sheasby
April 19th, 2019 in Uncategorized.

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.


2019 Poetry Competition Submission Form

By sheasby
January 21st, 2019 in Uncategorized.

Please read full details and rules of poetry competition here before submitting your work:

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2019 Poetry Competition

By sheasby
December 18th, 2018 in Uncategorized.

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)

For full description of rules and details, continue reading...


The Bach Experience

By Sang Kim
October 2nd, 2017 in Uncategorized.

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Poetry Competition Announced

By Soren Hessler
July 28th, 2014 in Uncategorized.

The Religion and Arts Initiative is pleased to announce a Poetry Competition. Submissions are due Spring 2015. For full details see the Poetry Competition page.