Rhodes Alumna Named a 2008 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellow

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Publication Date: 10/17/2008

Rhodes alumna Caki Wilkinson is the recipient of a 2008 Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowship from The Poetry Foundation in Chicago, publisher of Poetry magazine. She is one of only five fellows chosen through a national competition. Over 860 young poets submitted ten double-spaced pages of poems and a short essay describing how the fellowship would aid their work.

Wilkinson received a B.A. degree in English from Rhodes in 2003. She currently is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Cincinnati. Her poem “Bower Bird” won first prize in the 2007 Atlantic Monthly Student Writing Contest.