Winner of the Rehberg and Sagaldo Poetry Prizes

The Department of English is proud to announce that CSI Student & English Major Daren Bastedo is the winner of both the Rehberg Poetry Prize (for best group of poems) and the Keyla Sagaldo Poetry Prize (for best love poem). The judge was poet Denise Duhamel.

Denise Duhamel’s most recent books are Ka-Ching! (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), Two and Two (Pittsburgh, 2005), Mille et un Sentiments (Firewheel, 2005); Queen for a Day: Selected and New Poems (Pittsburgh, 2001); The Star-Spangled Banner (Southern Illinois University Press, 1999); and Kinky (Orchises Press, 1997). A bilingual edition of her poems, Afortunada de mí (Lucky Me), translated into Spanish by Dagmar Buchholz and David Gonzalez, came out in 2008 with Bartleby Editores (Madrid.) A recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship, she is an associate professor at Florida International University in Miami.

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