Winners of the third Annual Campbell Corner Poetry and Essay Contest have been announced at Sarah Lawrence College. Campbell Corner is named after the late Joseph Campbell, mythologist and Sarah Lawrence faculty member, and celebrates the alliance of poetry and philosophy.
Jon C. Tribble has won the Campbell Corner Poetry Prize for 2001. Finalists were Larissa Szporluk and C. Mikal Oness. The 2001 Campbell Corner poetry prizewinners were selected from over 500 entries by a panel of distinguished poets and writers.
Kate Small won the 2001 Campbell Corner Essay Prize with "Getting Word." Second place went to D'Arcy Fallon's "Glazed Raised" and third place to Daniel John's "Dust to Dust, Ashes to Children." "Transmissions and Transgressions of the Holy" was the theme of last year's Campbell Corner essay contest.
Poets awarded 2001 Campbell Corner Prizes will read from their work on Tuesday, October 2 at 3 p.m. at the Esther Raushenbush library at Sarah Lawrence College. Reception and a toast to Phillis Levin, Director of the contest, will follow.
Dr Elfie Raymond, Joseph Campbell Professor in the Humanities at Sarah Lawrence College commented, "Jon Tribble's poem, 'The Spider's Surah' exemplifies the philosophy behind the Campbell Corner Competition."
Dr Raymond established the Campbell Corner initiative in 1999 to "use myth to link philosophy and poetry at the heart of the humanities."
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