2018 Autorretrato Poetry Awards announced
After reading Pablo Neruda’s poem “Autorretrato” during the third week of classes—and following plenty of creative conversations about poetic descriptions—all 462 second-year Spanish students created their own poetry, writing “self-portrait” poems in emulation of Neruda’s style. Instructors selected the best poem from each of their classes, and a combined student and faculty committee chose the winners from among twenty-one finalists. Senior Instructor II Rosario Murcia coordinated the awards, with the collaboration of the entire second-year teaching team. Winners received gift-certificates to the Duck Store.
And the winners are. . .
First Place: Seth J. Arbogast for his poem “Memorias atrapadas en las cenizas” (Yosa Vidal’s student).
Second Place: Noa Cohen for her poem “Estoy orgullosa” (Marina Peñalosa Montero’s student).
Third Place: Emma R. Snyder for her poem “Yuxtaposición” (Gloria Zabala’s student).