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Know Our History: 100th Anniversary, Glascock Poetry Contest

This year is the 100th anniversary of the Glascock poetry contest. Katheryn Irene Glascock, class of 1922, majored in English, wrote and edited for MHC News, and won multiple awards for poetry during her time here. After graduating, she worked at a publishing house in New York until she suddenly fell ill with pneumonia and passed away. The annual Glascock Poetry contest was established in her honor by her parents and the MHC News. Each year, five schools are invited to send a poet. The competition has included renowned competitors and judges such as Robert Frost, Sylvia Plath, Audre Lorde, and Adrienne Rich.

Glascock Poetry Contest, 1979

black and white image of a group of Glascock Poetry Contest judges and contestants

1979 judges and contestants. Audre Lorde in center.