Professor’s Life Continues Making Creative Ripples


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Submit your own creative work to the Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry contest.

Zachery Pierre, Staff Writer

Albion College is sponsoring the annual Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry contest. The competition was created to celebrate Albion College’s Professor Crupi, a lover of language and his profession, who died in 2009.

“He was the kind of teacher whose love for literature inspired students–he made Shakespeare come to life,” said Danit Brown, the chair and Associate Professor of the English Department at Albion College.

The contest is a celebration of language in the honor of Professor Crupi, so the purpose is to let creativity shine, and entries are not limited to a specific theme. Each entry must be fewer than 50 lines; writers may not put their names inside the poem document, and it may not be modified after submission. The top three winners will win cash prizes up to 250 dollars for first place.

The winners will also be published in The Albion Review, a literary journal published every spring showcasing poems, essays, and short stories. Each student may submit up to three original poems online, but each entry must be submitted on a different file. The due date is  February 4.