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CGTC’s Library Services Division Celebrates Poetry

Warner Robins, Ga. -  Central Georgia Technical College’s (CGTC) Library Services Division hosted its Poetry Celebration Day and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, April 13, recognizing the works of student, faculty and staff participants.

The event is the culmination of the Division’s annual poetry contest held earlier in the spring semester. The annual competition asked students, faculty and staff to submit original works in two formats; haiku and free-verse. Prizes of $50, $30, and $20 dollars were awarded to the top entries in both categories. 
The winners are listed below.
Student Haiku
Daren Howard, 1st place. 
Cara Lowery, 2nd place.
Chris Hall, 3rd place. 
Ashley Currie, Honorable Mention.
Student Free Verse
Christina Holmes, 1st place. 
Bradley Hawver, 2nd place.
Elizabeth Shaw, 3rd place.
Monica Roberts, Honorable Mention. 
Faculty/Staff Haiku
James Faircloth, 1st place. 
Donna Dutcher, 2nd place.
Scott Hughes, 3rd place.
Scott Hughes, Honorable Mention.
Faculty/Staff Free Verse
Dana Mackey, 1st place.
Judieth Braswell, 2nd place.
Rolando Harris, 3rd place. 
Matthew Brown, Honorable Mention. 
Guest poets, Sara Hughes and Martin Lammon, presented original works prior to the contest winners. 
Hughes, whose first book The Disappearing Act won the 2016 Adrienne Bond Award for poetry, has published in many respected literary journals, and teaches literature and writing at Middle Georgia State University. Lammon, the author of a poetry collection entitled, News from Where I Live, had three of his poems, published in Nimrod, selected by poet W.S. Merwin for a Pablo Neruda Prize and currently holds the Fuller E. Callaway endowed Flannery O’Conner Chair in Creative Writing at Georgia College in Milledgeville. 
For more information about the guest poets who read at the event, visit 
To read the works of the contest winners, visit

For more information about the Library Services Division and its Poetry Celebration and Awards Day Ceremony, contact Neil McArthur at 478-757-3548.

Library Services Division Poetry Contest winners read their works during Poetry Celebration Day. From left to right: Chris Hall, Elisabeth Shaw, Daren Howard, Christina Holmes, Donna Dutcher, Scott Hughes, Dana Mackey, Rolando Harris, Judieth Braswell, Jimmy Faircloth.

Submitted by JoBen Rivera-Thompson
April 14, 2017


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