Each year the Connecticut Poetry Circuit holds a contest for undergraduate student poets. Each college in the state of Connecticut is eligible to nominate one undergraduate poet for consideration for the Poetry Circuit reading tour. For 2015, five students have been chosen: Kate Monica (University of Connecticut), Nikki Byrne (University of Saint Joseph), Lisa Gaudio (Central Connecticut State University), Justin Greene (Wesleyan University), and Jessica Yuan (Yale University).
Kate Monica, a 6th-semester English major, won the Collins Literary Prize for Poetry and finished second in the Wallace Stevens Poetry contest. She has been published in the Long River Review, Holey Scripture Magazine, and Orchid Children.
The reading, sponsored and organized by the Creative Writing Program, was held in the Stern Lounge, Austin 217 on February 3.