BALTIMORE (AP) — A senior at Washington College who grew up in Hunt Valley has been awarded a $62,900 literary prize.
Alexander Vidiani was named the Sophie Kerr winner Friday night on the college’s Chestertown campus. It is the nation’s largest literary prize for undergraduates.READ MORE: Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School Shortens Commencement In Response To Record Heat
Vidiani submitted a portfolio with poems about loss, masculinity, fatherhood and other topics. Washington College professors reviewed 25 writing portfolios for the prize.
Vidiani said in a phone interview that he is elated and honored to have been awarded the prize.READ MORE: Maryland Weather: Heat Is Here, Alert Day Tomorrow For Record Heat
In the fall, Vidiani will start the master’s program in poetry at the University of Maryland. He says he hopes to eventually earn a Ph.D. and return to Washington College to teach.
The award recognizes a graduating senior at the school who shows literary ability and promise.MORE NEWS: Maryland Weather: Summer Heat Moves In For The Weekend
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