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Syracuse University, College of Arts and Sciences

M.F.A. Candidate Sweeps Poetry Book Competition

Posted on: April 25, 2019

“Porcupine in Freefall” by Rainie Oet (shown here), an M.F.A. candidate in creative writing, is the 2019 winner of the Bright Hill 25th annual Full-Length Poetry Book Competition. Due out this summer, the collection contains poems from a chapbook selected by fellow M.F.A. student Will Georges, who died in April at age 24. Oet is the author of two other forthcoming poetry collections and eight chapbooks, including “With Porcupine,” the 2016 winner of the Ruby Irene Poetry Chapbook Prize from Arcadia Magazine.