Winners of the 2013 Baylor Student Literary Awards

Eight Baylor students received honors April 3 in the 2013 Student Literary Awards, held in conjunction with the annual Beall Poetry Festival at Baylor University.

Five students won awards for their original poetry. Nathan Roberts (at right), a doctoral student in English at Baylor, received two awards –– the Academy of American Poetry Prize and the Virginia Beall Ball Prize –– for his poem “The Ventriloquist.”

Melinda Creech (center bottom), a doctoral candidate in English, received the Robert Collmer Poetry Prize for her poem “Rothko Chapel Prayer.”

Josh Crain (left), a master’s candidate in English, was awarded the James Barcus Poetry Prize for his poem “When Eniopeus Died,” while Robert Hamilton (center top), a doctoral candidate in English, won the Jesse Airaudi Poetry Prize for his poem “Torsades de Pointes.”

Baylor student Davis Smith (not shown) received the House of Poetry Prize for his original poem “Overdue Interview.”

Three Baylor students won prizes for original fiction. Dustin Morrow (at right), a doctoral candidate in English, received the first place Dorothy Scarborough Award from the Beall Poetry Festival for his fictional work “Bulbs.”

Asia Rose Phua (left), a senior anthropology major, received the second place Dorothy Scarborough Award for her composition “Black Sheep,” while Daniel Meador (center), a sophomore pre-business major, received the third place Dorothy Scarborough Award in fiction for “Soldiers of Silence.”

The annual Student Literary Award contest is sponsored by the Baylor Department of English and the Beall Poetry Festival. More than $750 in cash prizes were awarded to the 2013 winners as part of the contest.

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