Gannon University’s 41st Annual English Awards Night
Gannon University will host its 41st annual
English Awards Night on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the
Waldron Campus Center, 124 W. Seventh St. and is free and open to
Berwyn Moore will be the distinguished guest poet and will be
reading featured selections of her award-winning poetry.
Students from all three of the University's colleges will be
honored for their achievements in writing poetry, journalism, and
research. In addition, winners of Gannon's annual nation-wide high
school poetry contest will be recognized.
In addition to the Awards Program, Berwyn Moore and Carol Hayes
will host an afternoon seminar, "Illness: Surviving, then Thriving
with Words," Wednesday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in the Palumbo
Academic Center, 824 Peach St., Room 3200.
Berwyn Moore has been recognized as the first Poet Laureate of
Erie County, serving from 2009-10, and has also earned the honors
of Gannon University Distinguished Faculty (2012), the 2017 John
Ciardi Prize from BkMk Press, 2015 James Dickey Poetry Prize from
Five Points Journal and the 2007 Magliocco Poetry Prize for Poetry
from Bellevue Literary review, among others.
Moore has authored several revered books of poetry including
"Sweet Herbaceous Miracle," "O Body Swayed" and "Dissolution of
Ghosts," and has been featured in the publications of "Measure: A
Review of Formal Poetry," "Southern Review," "Northwest Poetry
Review" among others.
Describing her work, poet Alan Michael Parker said, "In sizzling
couplets and delicious sonnets, Berwyn Moore is ever the melodist -
and ever more the skeptical interrogator (of the body, of love, of
angels not us."
Copies of the 2018 Totem, Gannon University's student-produced
literary arts magazine, will be available free of charge. Last
fall, Totem won first place in the American Scholastic Press
Association's national competition for the 22nd consecutive year.
Berwyn Moore has long served as the advisor to the publication.
For more information about English Awards Night or the high
school poetry contest, contact Dr. Shreelina Ghosh at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit