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Winners of the 2020 Northeast Texas Poetry Contest
Winners of the 2020 Northeast Texas Poetry Contest
Winners of the 2020 Northeast Texas Poetry Contest
Winners of the 2020 Northeast Texas Poetry Contest

Winners of the 2020 Northeast Texas Poetry Contest

The thirteenth annual Northeast Texas Poetry Reading occurred virtually via Zoom on September 4. The student and adult, upper-division winners were also announced. Katelyn Marie (Cox) Lester, Northeast Texas Community College’s third Dr. Jerry Wesson Scholar won $400 and placed first among students with a poem that featured a dialogue between two State-of-Texas symbols, the pecan and the mockingbird. Nallely Gutierrez, an entering Presidential Scholar from Mount Vernon placed second, winning $300 with a poem entitled “Las Manos de un Trabajador.” Third- and forth-places also went to freshmen honors students. Hilda Rodriguez won $200 for reading her poem, “Creo.” Carolina Alcocer-Salas won $100 for her poem, “Mood Swings.”

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