Congratulations to this year's winners of the Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival

Final Winners
Threa Almontaser
Kirun Kapur
Chelsea Krieg
Victoria Reynolds
Kyle Rosko

Honorable Mentions
Elizabeth Gargano
Terry Savoie
Matthew Wimberley

Others who made the

Finalists’ Long List
Chris Abbate
Jonathan Andersen
Barbara Conrad
Deborah Grace
Ayla Goktan
Arzu Karadag
Ae Hee Lee
Antonio Lopez
Diana Pinckney
Noah Stetze



2017 Poetry Selection Committee:


Greg Dawes  Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Literatures, NC State University

Erdağ Göknar  Associate Professor, Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Duke University

Jaki Shelton Green  Writer and poet, NC Literary Hall of Fame Inductee, Piedmont Laureate

Rachel Richardson  NEA Fellow and Wallace Stegner Fellow

Liza Wieland   Professor, Department of English, East Carolina University, NEA Fellow



Nazim Hikmet Poetry Festival is an annual celebration of poetry bringing together poets, scholars, and poetry fans in the humanistic spirit of the internationally renowned poet Nâzım Hikmet Ran.






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Hosted By Town of Cary
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