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Bain-Swigget Poetry Prize

The Bain-Swigget Poetry Prize recognizes excellence in poetry. The recipient may be an undergraduate or graduate student. The winning poem must be "in form and substance after the best English tradition," understandable and in good taste, and not obscure (criteria laid out by the donor of the prize). Competition is under the supervision of the creative writing instructor, who selects a judge from outside the college community. The English Department reserves the right of final decision, though the judge's decision has always been upheld.

Previous recipients:
Rachel Miller (2011)
Frances Hall (2012)
Linday Friday (2013)
Mireille Recchia (2014)
Mireille Recchia (2015)

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