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Center for Poetry Holds Edible Book Contest

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On April 1st, the Center for Poetry held its annual Edible Book Contest, inspired by the International Edible Book Festival. Special thanks to RCAH Communications Manager Katie Wittenauer for being our guest judge, and to the Roethke House in Saginaw, Michigan for contributing prizes and a magnificent cake inspired by Theodore Roethke’s children’s book Party at the Zoo. The winners were:

Grand Prize: Charlotte’s Web submitted by Alli Rayburn
Best Literary Classic: Pride & Prejudice submitted by Jean Krueger
Most Edible: Holes submitted by Hannah Warren
Most Creative: Superfudge submitted by Joy Whitten & Aaron Williams
Most Humorous: Julius Caesar submitted by Holly Bronson
Best Pun: Heart of Darkness submitted by Brian Teppen
Best Children’s Literature: James and the Giant Peach submitted by Darby McGraw

You can also read about the contest in the State News.

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The Center for Poetry opened in the fall of 2007 to encourage the reading, writing, and discussion of poetry and to create an awareness of the place and power of poetry in our everyday lives. We think about this in a number of ways, including through readings, shows, community outreach, and workshops. We are at work building a poetry community at MSU and in the greater Lansing area. Contact: cpoetry@msu.edu (517) 884-1932 http://www.poetry.rcah.msu.edu

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