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William George Prize in Poetry

2024 Results

This year 88 poems submitted by 40 students were judged anonymously by Dr. Carrie Shipers, a professor of English and creative writing at Rhode Island College and the author of several books of poetry, including her most recent, Family Resemblances. 

First prize: “Blind Leading the Blind” by Nyles Minner

Second prize: “Suburban Dream” by Juno Janson

Honorable Mention: “The Poetic Thief” by Nathan Khouri

Honorable Mention: “I.d-entity” by Uriah Binder

Honorable Mention: “Hail Mall St.” by Tim Browdy

Read the 2024 award-winning poems


The William George Prize in Poetry—named for English teacher Bill George, whose poems have moved the SLUH community with their wit, their honesty, and their generous good will—is given annually to recognize excellence in student poetry.