Writing Awards

For more information on writing awards, contact the Director of Creative Writing, Julia Johnson.
 
 
Farquhar Award for Poetry
The Farquhar Award for Poetry was established in 1953 by the faculty of the University of Kentucky English Department, in honor of Professor Edward F. Farquhar.  Dr. Farquhar was a professor in the department for 44 years, and served as chair of the department for 32 years.  This award, given in his honor, recognizes outstanding undergraduate poetry.
 
2018 Farquhar Award for Poetry Recipient:
John Larson for "New York, New York! Taxi, Taxi! The Birds Exalt You!"
 
 
Dantzler Award for Fiction
The Dantzler Award for Fiction was established in 1953 by the faculty of the University of Kentucky English Department, in honor of Professor Lehre Livingston Dantzler.  Dr. Dantzler was a long-time professor in the English department.  He joined the department in 1912 as an associate professor, became head of the department in 1915, and served as a professor and department head until his retirement in 1947.  This award, given in his honor, recognizes outstanding undergraduate fiction.
 
2018 Dantzler Award for Fiction Recipient:
Bridget Nicholas for "In Louvre"
 
2018 Dantzler Award for Creative Non-Fiction Recipient:
Nellie Greer for "Something Cool to Swallow"
 
 
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Award in Poetry:
Angel Dye
 
 
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Award in Fiction:
 Neleigh Olson
Jordan Hubrich
 
 
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Award in Creative Non-Fiction:
Austyn Gaffney
Krystin Santos
 
 
Betty Combs Owen Recruitment Scholarship:
Michael McEwan
 
 
UK Libraries Poetry Broadside Contest

Undergraduate Award:
John Larson for "Love Note Under the Door"

Graduate Award
Laura Clewett for "On Learning to Fail"
 
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