Honors Freshman Awarded $1,000 in Wick Poetry Center Scholarship CompetitionPosted Mar, 25, 2014
Honors student Corinne Engber is the recipient of the 2014 Wick Poetry Center Honors College Scholarship.
A freshman English major with minors in economics and writing, she was awarded a non-renewable scholarship of $1,000 for the upcoming semester.
Her poem, "Fire," was selected as the best poem among all submissions.
"The poem was based on a particular view of myself I had as a child. I had a fascination with fire and always imagined myself bursting out of my body and becoming something otherworldly," she said. "Later on in my life, I fell in love with one of my friends, and he had these expectations of me that I couldn't achieve, so I returned to the fire imagery of my youth to help cope with that. My mother also collected matches when she was young, so I included that concept as well."
The competition was open to all Honors students. Poems had to be original, unpublished, and no more than 100 lines long. Each student could submit only one poem.