Goldenrod Poetry Festival
The Goldenrod Poetry Festival is sponsored by the English Club, and is a yearly event. All students are welcome to submit their own original works of poetry. The top ten poets participate in a private workshop with a visiting poet (which changes each year), who also gives a reading during the Goldenrod Poetry Festival. This event is free and open to the public.
The 2022 Goldenrod Poetry Festival will be held Thursday, Apr. 28 at 7 pm in Cherry Hall 125. The guest poet is Whitnee Thorp
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Whitnee Thorp was the 2022 guest poet.
1st Place: Miriam Story -- "Legacy Counting the Rings in a Tree Trunk"
2nd Place: Kayla Spears -- “Would I Betray Feminism for a Paycheck?”
3rd Place: Heather Neidlinger -- “Who We Were.”
Mackenzie Berry was the 2021 guest poet.
1st Place: Kayla Spears
2nd Place: Noah Powers
3rd Place: Adam Woodard
Honorable Mention: Kaity Kot
Erin Slaughter was the 2020 guest poet.
The 2020 Goldenrod Winners are:
1st Place: Noah Powers
2nd Place: Ella Corder
3rd Place: Sarah Olive
Savannah Sipple was the 2019 guest poet.
The 2019 Goldenrod Winners were:
1st place: Samantha Williams
2nd place: Natalie Turner
3rd place: Aimee Edens
Nathan Spoon was the 2018 guest poet.
The 2018 Goldenrod Winners were:
1st place: Adrian Sanders
2nd place: Iman Zaghariet
3rd place: Cassidy Townsend
Maggie Woodward was the 2017 guest poet.
The 2017 Goldenrod Winners were:
1st place: Natalie Rickman
2nd place: Emily Houston
3rd place: Heather Borders
Gary McDowell was the 2016 guest poet.
The 2016 Goldenrod Winners were:
1st place: Josh Arend
2nd place: Taylor Reyes
3rd place: Bridget Yates
Saeed Jones was the 2015 guest poet, who was present via Skype.
The 2015 Goldenrod Winners were:
1st place: Derek Ellis
2nd place: Jared Johnson
3rd place: Isiah Fish