WKU students took the top three places in the annual Flo Gault Poetry Competition for Kentucky undergraduate students, sponsored by Sarabande Books of Louisville.
Haley Edwards, a Bowling Green junior, took first with Portrait of My Mother in Cigarette Ashes. She received $500, a letterpress broadside of her winning poem and the poem will be published on the Sarabande website.
Paul Shirley, a Summersville senior, finished second with Check Out That Fish. He received $200.
Jarred Johnson, a Somerset freshman, tied for third with 3052 HWY 39 Somerset, Kentucky. He received $100.
Three WKU students received honorable mentions: Brittany Cheak, a Frankfort senior, with Lethologica; Meg Kennedy, a Louisville senior, with Constructing the Eulogy; and Shyla Washington, a Bowling Green sophomore, with My Coop.
Contact: Andrew McMichael, (270) 745-5776.