Congratulations to Alejandro Pérez and Monjori Mukerjee, first and second place winners of Emory Writing Center’s National Day on Writing poetry contest! Alejandro and Monjori’s poems were selected by a panel of judges from Emory’s Creative Writing Program. Their poems can be read below.
Thanks to everyone who participated in this poetry contest and helped to make our National Day on Writing celebration a success!
In case you missed it, you can check out more about the Writing Center’s National Day on Writing celebration here.
Poetry Contest Winners
First Place Winner: Alejandro Pérez
Prize: $20 Amazon.com gift card
Road to the left, road
to the right, walk down the middle,
with one foot in each.
The sky is cold, it
looks warm from afar, touch it
and your hand will freeze.
Second Place Winner: Monjori Mukerjee
Prize: $15 Amazon.com gift card
Why I write, you ask?
I write for me;
to find my deepest thoughts,
# Why I write?
I write for therapy,
to thank the unknown for what I got.
Occasionally I write to hate on Trump,
or the next white aged man who tells me what
with my body and my uterus.