Academy of American Poets College and University Prize
The Academy of American College Poets Prize is one of the nation's oldest poetry organizations. Many of our nation’s finest poets received this prestigious award early in their literary careers. Among them: Diane Ackerman, Toi Derricotte, Mark Doty, Jorie Graham, Kimiko Hahn, Joy Harjo, Robert Hass, Li-Young Lee, J. D. McClatchy, Robert Pinsky, Sylvia Plath, Mark Strand, Ocean Vuong, and Charles Wright.
The Academy of American Poets Prize is administered yearly by the Writing Department in partnership with Loyola’s Center for the Humanities and the Academy of American Poets.
2022 Honorable Mention
Fiction/Non-Fiction Prose Contest
The Writing Department recognizes the best in student fiction and non-fiction. It awards the student who writes the best essay or the best short story within an upper division (300 or higher) departmental course.
Fiction Winner 2022
Non-Fiction Winner 2022
2022 Honorable Mentions
The Writing Department recognizes the best in student rhetorical composition originally produced for 200, 300, or 400- level writing classes at Loyola. There are three categories of submission: analysis, persuasion, and digital/multimodal/visual.
Analysis Winner 2022
"Dr. Chaya Bhuvaneswar and the Rhetoric of Intersectional Race and Gender"
Persuasion Winner 2022
"Eliminating Cash Bail: Why the System is Unjust and Easily Replaceable"
Digital/Multimodal/Visual Winner 2022
"Fighting for America’s Legally Innocent: An Argument for Bail Reform"