Poetry Slam Staged by Punxsutawney Writing Center

Posted on 11/19/2009 8:39:47 AM

The Writing Center at the Punxsutawney campus recently sponsored a poetry slam at which twenty-one students read thirty original poems. An enthusiastic, overflow crowd applauded the poets, whose verses addressed a wide range of topics: love, hate, abuse—and football.

The winning poem, by first-year student Myriah Ferrare, was titled “Barbie.” Graduate student Mindee Lieske helped to judge the competition, along with three former Punxsutawney students, including new English major Amanda Stamm.

Lynn Shelly is director of the Punxsutawney Writing Center.