Congratulations to Emma Morris, Thrift Library's 2018 Poetry Competition winner! Emma will receive a lifetime subscription to Rattle poetry magazine, a two-year subscription to The Sun, and a copy of Poet's Market 2018: The Most Trusted Guide for Publishing Poetry. Emma is a first year student at Anderson University and is already winning accolades. She read her poem "Highway Eighty-Nine" at the National Poetry Month Celebration event in Vandiver Gallery on Tuesday, April 10. Published poet Robert Kendrick and two other contestants also read that evening. Faculty members and staff from across campus served as judges for the competition. Patty Slaughter, Carrie Koenigstein, Luke Stamps, Rebecca Albert, and Gordan Smith narrowed the contestants down to three and then the students and community members who attended the event voted on their favorite poem. (74 people attended and helped select the winner.) The other two contestants were Logan Carroll and Bates Whitaker. It was a very close race, but Emma came out on top. Congratulations, Emma!