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  • The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. 

    This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College.  This includes non-English majors.  The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. The winning poems are forwarded to the Academy of American Poets for publication consideration in their national anthology.

  • The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition.  This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  The judge will be an off-campus fiction writer.  The winning fiction writer is awarded a cash prize of $100.
  • The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition. Many of America’s leading fiction writers won their first recognition through on-campus prizes.

     
    This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  The judge will be an off-campus fiction writer.  The winning fiction writer is awarded a cash prize of $75 and acknowledgement in the Wordsworth English Department newsletter.

  • The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. Many of America’s most esteemed poets won their first recognition through an Academy College Prize, including Mark Doty, Louise Glück, Jorie Graham, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, J.D. McClatchy, Heather McHugh, Gregory Orr, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, and Charles Wright. For more information about the Academy of American Poets visit www.poets.org.

    This contest is open to all students with senior standing who are currently enrolled at Lewis & Clark College. The judge will be an off-campus poet. The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. The winning poems are forwarded to the Academy of American Poets for publication consideration in their national anthology.  Poems can be previously published.
  • The Academy of American Poets Prize is a national poetry award for college students. This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  This year’s judge will be an off-campus poet.  The winning poet is awarded a cash prize of $100 and acknowledgement in the Academy’s newsletter. The winning poems are forwarded to the Academy of American Poets for publication consideration in their national anthology. Poems can be previously published.
  • The Lewis & Clark Fiction Prize is a fiction award given to the single most outstanding work of fiction by a student entering the competition. Many of America’s leading fiction writers won their first recognition through on-campus prizes.

    This contest is open to all students with senior standing and currently enrolled full-time at Lewis & Clark College. This includes non-English majors.  The judge will be an off-campus fiction writer.  The winning fiction writer is awarded a cash prize of $100.

  • Erica Terpening-Romeo ’14
    Erica Terpening-Romeo B.A. ’14 is a distinguished scholar, seasoned thespian, skilled writer, successful entrepreneur, and recipient of two of Lewis & Clark’s highest annual honors—the Rena J. Ratte Award and the Senior Woman Recognition Award, given by the American Association of University Women. Never before has a graduating student received both of these prestigious awards.
  • New generations discover the power of creative writing at Lewis & Clark.
  • On November 1, 2013, Samuel Tidwell B.A. ’13 left his home in Greenfield, California with nothing but essential belongings that could be carried in a backpack and a homemade hand cart. Only three weeks earlier, Tidwell had committed himself to walking across the United States.
  • Photo credit: Joni Kabana
    Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, is the recipient of a 2014 Guggenheim Fellowship in the category of creative arts. Szybist’s fellowship will be devoted to work on her next volume of poetry, a follow-up to her award-winning collection Incarnadine.
  • This spring, the U.S. Postal Service released a 91-cent Ralph Ellison stamp as part of its Literary Arts series, which aims to honor distinguished writers in U.S. history. In accordance with this memorial gesture, Morgan S. Odell Professor of Humanities John Callahan and three other scholars were selected to comment on the cultural impact of Ellison’s work.
  • Photo credit: Joni Kabana
    Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, is the winner of a 2014 Oregon Book Award, taking home the Stafford/Hall Award for Poetry for her latest collection, Incarnadine.
  • “Help,” by Nick Lantz B.A. ’03, was recently featured as the poem of the week for PBS Newshour. It is part of Lantz’s newest poetry collection, titled How to Dance as the Roof Caves In.
  • Kristin Fujie, Assistant Professor of English, has been awarded a 2013-15 Graves Award in the Humanities.
  • Professor Kim Stafford (center) at the Stafford Centennial celebration.
    Even wintery weather didn’t keep crowds from downtown Portland’s sold out Newmark Theatre on February 7. Attendees didn’t want to miss current Lewis & Clark professors Mary Szybist and Kim Stafford honoring renowned poet and former Lewis & Clark professor William Stafford (1914-1993) at the centennial of his birth.
  • William Stafford (1914–93) achieved international acclaim as the author of dozens of volumes of poetry, winner of a National Book Award, consultant in poetry to the Library of Congress, and Oregon Poet Laureate. He also taught at Lewis & Clark for 30 years. And, thanks to the Stafford family, we hold his literary archives.
  • Mary Szybist, associate professor of English, is the winner of the 2013 National Book Award in Poetry with her latest collection, Incarnadine.
  • Associate Professor of English Pauls Toutonghi
    Pauls Toutonghi, associate professor of English, will dig and delve into everything—cultures, food, slang, even copper—to find the core of a story. Then he’ll dig again.
  • We honor the acclaimed poet and teacher who made Lewis & Clark his academic home.
  • Portland Literary Arts featuring Salman Rushdie