Mary Baldwin English Professor Receives Poetry Award

February 14, 2001

Sarah Kennedy, assistant professor of English at Mary Baldwin University, has been awarded the 2001 Nebraska Review Award in Poetry sponsored by the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Kennedy’s poems that won are titled, “Operation” and “Lillies and Iris.” The Nebraska Review award is a national competition, judged by the editors of The Nebraska Review.

Kennedy earned a B.A. and M.A. in English at Butler University and Ph. D. in English from Purdue University. She has published her poetry in numerous publications across the country and will have poems published soon in the Carolina Quarterly, Flyway, Sundog, Feminist Studies and Phoebe. Her book of poems, “From the Midland Plain,” was published by Tryon Publishers in 1999.

Mary Baldwin University is a multi-faceted liberal arts college in Staunton, Virginia, with three residential programs for women – the traditional program, the Program for the Exceptionally Gifted, and the Virginia Women’s Institute for Leadership – as well as coeducational, non-residential Adult Degree and master’s programs. Mary Baldwin offers the B.A. and/or the B.S. in 32 majors, the Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.) with K-8 emphasis, the Master of Letters (M.Litt.) in Shakespeare and Renaissance Literature in Performance, and post-graduate teaching licensure (PGTL). The oldest women’s college affiliated with the Presbyterian Church U.S.A., Mary Baldwin was founded in 1842 and is also the first women’s college to be granted a circle of the national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa. It is one of only 262 colleges and universities to house a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa honor society.