Byzantium Announces Creative Writing Contest Winners!

Cal Poly’s English Department is pleased to announce the winners of Byzantium’s 2019 poetry and fiction writing contests:

 

KEVIN CLARK POETRY WRITING CONTEST 

First Place: “Beach Bois” by Cole Tretheway

Second Place: “Men of Andhra Pradesh” by Kavya Makam

 Third Place: “an ode to raw oyster because Pablo Neruda wrote about eel soup” by Vanya Truong 

AL LANDWEHR FICTION WRITING CONTEST 

 First Place:  “Beyond Stagnant Waters” by Conor Walsh

 Second Place: “My Life at the Mercy of an Other” by Wylie Hughs

Third Place: “Tumble Dry” by Kendra Coburn

The poetry contest was judged by Maggie Anderson, author of five books of poems, most recently Dear All. She is Professor Emerita at Kent State University and the founding director of the Wick Poetry Center. The fiction contest was judged by Cal Poly alumnus Johannes Lichtman, author of the acclaimed 2019 novel Such Good Work

All winners will be awarded a cash prize, and their work will be published in the 2019 issue of Byzantium, Cal Poly’s annual literary journal. Please join us for the unveiling in June to get a copy and to hear the authors and other contributors read from the issue. Details to be announced soon.

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