Gunnery School celebrates poets
The Gunnery, a private school in Washington, recently presented an evening of poetry.
Students, faculty and others read a variety of poems.
Competitive winners were, for freshmen, Mark Choi (first place for Billy Collins’ “On Turning Ten”), Sabrina Coppola (second place for Billy Collins’ “Introduction to Poetry”) and Christian Kummer (third place for Larry Platt’s “Pants on the Gound”); for sophomores, Dana Ross (first place for Robert Frost’s “To the Thawing Ground”), Tim Cervera (second place for “Shakespeare’s “Prologue to Romeo & Juliet”) and Pat Mullen (third place for Mary Elizabeth Frye’s “Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep”); for juniors, Alyssa Cooke (first place for Sylvia Plath’s “Mad Girl’s Love Song”), Tessa Mackey (second place for Lewis Carroll’s “Jabberwocky”) and a tie for third place for Ataman Ugur (for anonymous’ “Why English is Hard to Learn”) and Patrick Sullivan (for Robert Browning’s “My Star”); and for seniors, Regan Butler (first place for Theodore Roethke’s “The Waking”) and Evan Johnson (second place for Louise Erdrich’s “Indian Boarding School: The Runaways”).
Senior Laura van Tartwijk earned first overall in the school for Sharon Olds’ “Sex Without Love.”