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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 01:25 pm

Illinois Emerging Writers recently announced

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The top three winners of the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award in the ninth annual Illinois Emerging Writers Competition were just announced by Jesse White, secretary of state and state librarian.

  • Jonathan G. Travelstead of Murphysboro took first place with his poem "DuPont Paint Factory"
  • Pablo Otavalo of Chicago, second.
  • Richard Holinger of Geneva, third.

The competition is co-sponsored by Illinois Center for the Book and Illinois Poet Laureate Kevin Stein, who selected the final winners. Read the poems soon at the ICB website.
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