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2019 Autorretrato Poetry Awards Announced

Warm congratulations to the winners of the 2019 Autorretrato Poetry Awards!

¡FELICIDADES!

After reading Pablo Neruda’s poem “Autorretrato” during the third week of classes of Fall term—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 GEs and faculty committee (Mariko Plescia, Jon Jaramillo, Analisa Taylor) chose the three winners from among nineteen 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: Princess Mason for her poem “La princesa” (Nathan Whalen’s student).

Second Place: Sean Kudrna for her poem “La diáspora” (Yosa Vidal’s student).

Third Place: Eleanor Davis for her poem “Yo soy el zoológico” (Paulo Henriquez’s student).

 

Our thanks go to:

All the Spanish 201 Instructors and Graduate Employees for their inspiration, encouragement, dedication in empowering their students to write such moving poetry in Spanish.

The Spanish 201 students themselves for the creativity of their wonderful “autorretratos”