We are pleased to announce the winners of this year’s Mervin R. Lowe Prizes for Creative Writing:

  • Poetry:  “Handsewn,” by Jennifer Rohrbach
  • Fiction:  “Dirt,” by Katherine Rogan
  • Creative Nonfiction: “Hollow Bones,” by Jennifer Rohrbach

We would also like to extend special congratulations to Jennifer for the publication of her essay, “Cycle of Living in ‘Some Cool Heaven’,” at FlashFiction.Net, one of the premier venues for this genre.  Her Rohrbach Headshotthoughtful analysis of technique and symbolism in Emma Smith-Stevens’ flash fiction shows the kind of power the form can achieve in its compression and focus—and it shows the mind of a great critic at work.  Read Jennifer’s piece here.

In addition to her own writing, Jennifer devotes time to working as the Managing Editor for News for the Blue & Gold and as an editor for The Blue Route and Widener Ink literary journals.  Her previous post for Widener English shared her thoughts on attending the 2014 Liberty Medal ceremony in Philadelphia, where Malala Yousafzai was honored.