The Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest

Open to all Michigan High School Students

Albion College English professor Charles Crupi with a class in 1981Albion College sponsors a poetry contest for high school students in Michigan. The contest is dedicated to Charles Crupi, a beloved English professor at Albion who passed away in 2009. Professor Crupi believed that language matters, that poems matter, that students matter—and that is precisely what this contest is about: language, poems, students. We hope that you will consider entering the contest, if you are a high school student, or encouraging others to do so if you are a teacher, parent, or friend of a Michigan high school student. All Michigan high school students are eligible to enter.

Congratulations to all of the contest winners!

2016-17 Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest Winners

1st Place

Angelica Parker
Poem title: Splinter
Manton High School, Manton, MI

2nd Place

Ritika Pansare
Poem title: Translation
Grosse Pointe North High School, Grosse Pointe, MI

3rd Place (tie)

Madeline Breay
Poem title: Between Seconds
Grand Rapids Catholic Central, Grand Rapids, MI

3rd Place (tie)

Karolyn DeKam
Poem title: The man
Western Michigan Christian High School, Norton Shores, MI

2015-16 Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest Winners

1st place

Sara Carretero
Poem Title: Meat
Clarkston High School, Clarkston, MI

2nd place (tie)

Hajjar Baban
Poem Title: Maghrib in Afghanistan
Fordson High School, Dearborn, MI

2nd place (tie)

Lauren Kunkel
Poem Title: A Question for the Dead
Saint Joseph High School, Saint Joseph, MI

3rd place

Abigail Cairns
Poem Title: Carcinoma
Gwinn High School, Gwinn, MI

2014-15 Charles Crupi Memorial Poetry Contest Winners

1st place

Sarah Arnett
Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

2nd place

Maya Segal
Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI

3rd place (tie)

Arzelia Williams
Detroit School of Arts, Detroit, MI

3rd place (tie)

Ellen Zhang
Troy High School, Troy, MI