In honor of National Poetry Month, The Carolina Quarterly launched a contest to display the poetic talents in Orange County, North Carolina on all Chapel Hill Transit buses. To do so, we ran a poetry contest open to all students at UNC-Chapel Hill and residents of Orange County. We received a number of wonderful submissions and left the unenviable task of selecting the winners to contest judge Rachel Richardson
The winners are as follows:
$50 Grand Prize Winner:
Lauren Moore – “Dull Metal”
Caleb Agnew – “Time Travel”
Emily Cameron – “Spring Haiku”
Jessica Martell – “Gerard Manly Hopkins Goes Grocery Shopping”
Karina McCorkle – “Double Ear Infection”
Each Chapel Hill Transit bus will feature two poems throughout the month of April. Lauren’s poem will appear on all 98 CHT buses, while the Honorable Mentions will be randomly distributed amongst the buses. The posters go out on MONDAY APRIL 1, so keep an eye out for them.
Thanks to everyone who submitted poems, and to Rachel Richardson for judging. Immense thanks to Assistant Editors Bhumi Dalia and Heather Van Wallendael for publicizing and successfully implementing the contest. Thanks also to Assistant Transit Director Brian Litchfield of Chapel Hill Transit for helping us to get poetry onto the buses.
You can take a look at the posters here: