Friday, April 18, 2008

Two Chester Award Winners Announced

Rachel Lieberman, a Chester College sophomore majoring in creative writing, has won first prize in the Lyric's college contest.

The Lyric is the oldest magazine in the United States devoted to traditional poetry. Founded in 1921, the Lyric has "worked to preserve the art of traditional verse in the face of the vacillations in poetic form," as expressed on their website. Each year, this journal holds a contest open to college students in the United States and Canada, and Lieberman is the third student from Chester College to win first prize in the last three years.

Her winning poem which appears in the latest edition of the Lyric, is entitled "Ballad of the Beamish Boy," based on "Jabberwocky" by Lewis Carroll.

The Lyric is dedicated to publishing new poets along with seasoned, published ones.

Emily Brochu, a graphic design major, has won the Great American Downtown logo contest. GAD is a public outreach organization in Nashua, New Hampshire, begun in 2002.

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