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Amelia Lower '20 and Sasha Leonard '21 Recognized for their Poetry

Two RCDS student poets recently received recognition for their writing.

"Atrophy," a poem by Amelia Lower '20, was featured in the annual Storm King Poetry Festival, which showcases student poetry from throughout the Hudson Valley. Read Amelia's poem on the festival's website here. Referring to this recognition, English Department Chair Iain Pollock said, "I'm glad that the world is starting to know what has long been apparent to the English department and to her peers in OMEGA: Amelia is a talented poet!"

Earlier this spring, junior Sasha Leonard won a national Gold medal in the prestigious Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for a series of poems entitled, "The Book of Lamb: a Collection of Cursed Prayers." Read Sasha's award-winning poems here Mr. Pollock referred to this prestigious award stating, "Over the fall and winter, Sasha poured sweat and spirit into writing and revising these poems, and I am glad to see this unique poetic talent receiving the recognition she so richly deserves!"


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