1st Place - Crucifixion on the Atlantic by Daniel Adejombo
Daniel Adejombo is from Lagos, Nigeria. Mr. Adejombo is a junior, double majoring in Economics and Philosophy with the hopes of making it into law school when he graduates. His non- academic interests are mostly musical; he enjoy playing guitar and piano, and listening to jazz, blues, rock, reggae, soul, neo-classical compositions, and of course Nigerian popular music.
Winning poem for the 4th Annual Undergrad Poetry Contest 2023
2nd Place - Motherland by Haylee Mormon
Haylee Morman is a sophomore English major from Richmond, Kentucky. She is also pursuing a minor in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and is one recipient of Mississippi State University's Presidential scholarships. While her publishing history is not extensive, she aspires to have an illustrious one soon enough.
2nd place poem - 4th Annual Undergraduate Contest 2023
3rd Place - Sweet Potatoes by Santo Starkey
Santos Starkey is a senior psychology major at Mississippi State University from California, by way of Meridian, Mississippi. Starkey found his love for writing through the influence of his Mother's collection of books and his family's encouragement to be creative as an adolescent. He enjoys reading, taking nature adventures, and listening to and studying music in his free time.