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Brief – Students translate poetry to cash prizes

Mike Gravitz

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The Emmons Poetry Contest awarded big bucks to its two lucky winners. Student Johanna Reed captured the $1,000 first-place prize, while student Anthony Capadona received the $500 runner-up prize.

The money was donated by local philanthropist and poet Robert Emmons.

“We had a committee of seven judges from the English department,” explained David Starkey, the director of City College’s creative writing program.

“We read through them, came up with some finalists, and voted using a points system,” Starkey said.

The award reception will be held May 9 at the John Dunn Gourmet Dining Room. 

For more information and photos of the winners visit,

-Mike Gravitz

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Brief – Students translate poetry to cash prizes