Shamrock Poets find Inspiration and Success Amid Pandemic

Poets and writers from Detroit Catholic Central’s Creative Writing class have found much inspiration and success amid the pandemic.  This year, the poets mentioned below earned state or national prize honors and/or will have their poems published in national literary journals.  Also, each student’s poem will be published in the next edition of Trinity, the literary journal of Detroit Catholic Central, in September 2021.  Congratulations!
 
“Gammie” by Cole Corby ’21, and “Fallen Timber,” by Logan Szymanski ’22, were awarded HONORABLE MENTION prizes in Princeton University’s 2021 Leonard Milberg ’53 High School Poetry Contest.
 
 
“The Manila Man,” by Sam Gomez ’21, was awarded THIRD PRIZE WINNER of Michigan State University’s 2020 Richard Benvenuto High School Poetry Competition.
 
 
“We Have Dragged Torches Behind Us” and “First Funeral,” by Sam Gomez ’21, were published in the Winter 2021 issue of Up North Lit.
 
 
“Pity,” by Jack Guerrera ’21, will appear in the Fall 2021 issue of Bridge: The Bluffton University Journal.
 
 
“Isolated,” by Logan Welter ’21, was published in the Winter 2021 issue of Up North Lit.
 
 
Creative Writing teacher Mr. Kevin Griffin ’96 will have the following poems published in national literary journals:
 
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