This scholarship is given in honor of a poet who inspired all of us. Candor, courage, discipline and great spirit were a pack of wild dogs always at his side. Sharp tongued and fearless, these beasts would sniff out the lazy poem, the well mannered poem, the politically correct poem. When praise was due, his entourage would sing freely of such greats as Auden, D.H. Lawrence, Etheridge Knight, Tomas Tranströmer.
If these qualities speak to you, please apply. An aching heart wouldn’t hurt.