GFA student wins Renee Duke Youth Award for Poetry

By: Jason Cummings

Peter LaBerge (’13), one of GFA’s most active and burgeoning writers and photographers, recently won the 2011 Renee Duke Youth Award for human rights  in poetry.  Peter wrote Grietas/Cracks, a series of poems on the Cuban dissident experience, as a part of an independent project for his Spanish class.  Having interviewed a number of exiled Cuban writers and read widely on the challenges to free expression in Cuba, Peter has written a wonderfully sensitive and poignant series of poems.  For his upcoming Spanish project, Peter is working on publishing a bilingual volume of poems written by the Cuban-American poets with whom he was in contact earlier this fall.

Grietas/Cracks is available in both English and Spanish at the Poets for Human Rights site.

GFA student wins Renee Duke Youth Award for Poetry

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