Thursday, March 25, 2021

Walsh Judges Brain Awareness Week Poetry Contest

Tiles that spell out the word poetry
Last week the Brain Sciences Departments hosted a series of events to celebrate Brain Awareness Week one of which was a brain poetry contest. The contest invited students to consider what the brain means to them in a creative way. The entries could be in any style or form. The winners received two tickets to the Mysteries of Your Brain planetarium show.
This contest was judged by Michael Walsh, associate director of curriculum and instruction in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. Walsh holds an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing from the University of Minnesota and is an award-winning poet. His books include Creep Love, The Dirt Riddles, Sleepwalks, and Adam Walking the Garden. In recognition of his work, he’s received the inaugural Miller William Prize in Poetry from the University of Arkansas Press, the Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry, and the Minnesota State Arts Board Fellowship in Poetry.

View contest winners on the Brain Awareness Week website.

Composed by Flora Pollack, communications assistant.