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2014 BMCC Poetry Contest

2014 BMCC Poetry Contest

Deadline: April 9, 2014

How to Enter:

In print: Place submissions in boxes in the Developmental Skills Dept (N420) or English Dept (N720)

Online: e-mail submission as a PDF or MS Word file to

Prizes: Three prizes will be awarded at a Poetry Day event to be held in the Richard Harris Terrace on April 23, 2014 at 12pm. Awards will be for individual poems, not submissions as a whole. No poet will win more than one prize


Eligibility: Only students enrolled at BMCC for the Spring 2014 semester may enter.

2013 BMCC Poetry Contest Winners:

1st Place: Fariha Chowdhury for “Unlit Screams”
2nd Place: Edward Rivera for “The Attic Mouse”
3rd Place: Chad Ayers for “The Father”

2013 BMCC Poetry Contest Finalists:

Maxwell Donnewald
Shandana Dwarika-Ajaz
Zenas Gallion
Brandon Korosh
David Loaiza
Edward Rivera
Michael Skomsky

Final Judge: Eduardo C. Corrall


2012 BMCC Poetry Contest Winners:

1st Place: Thomas Walker for “Origami”
2nd Place: Ricci Niles for “A Paradise Lost”
3rd Place: Jennifer Abreu for “Daddy”

2012 BMCC Poetry Contest Finalists:

Paula Barbosa
Ninoska Granados
Lee Andrew Johnson, Jr.
Elizabeth Miller
Noura Mohamed
Vanessa Reyes
Malorie Torres

Final Judge:

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, selected by Carl Phillips as the 2011 winner of the Yale Series of Younger Poets competition. He holds degrees from Arizona State University and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. His poems have appeared in Best American Poetry 2012, Beloit Poetry Journal, Huizache, Jubilat, New England Review, Ploughshares, Poetry, Poetry Northwest, and Quarterly West. His work has been honored with a "Discovery"/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M. J. Wood Prize from Poetry, and writing residencies to the MacDowell Colony and Yaddo. He has served as the Olive B. O'Connor Fellow in Creative Writing at Colgate University and as the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. The recipient of a Whiting Writers' Award and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, he currently lives in New York City, teaching at Columbia University in the spring 2013.

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