hereas philosophy tends to use myth as a clarifying tool to render the world, and us within it, more intelligible by the grace and force of reason, poetry relies on myth and metaphor as matrix and co-creatrix for its spells and power. The Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange is a place for people from different parts of the world and different walks of life to communicate  their personal patterns of insights by drawing on their language skills and knowledge as poets and philosophers.

The aim of this initiative is an alliance between Philosophy and Poetry to the benefit of both. We extend an invitation to poets, writers, and thinkers to contribute with their work and inquiries to the Sarah Lawrence Language Exchange and enter the competition for the Campbell Corner Poetry Contest Prize.

The Campbell Corner Language Exchange

is pleased to announce the winners of the 2010 Campbell Corner Poetry Contest.


Holly Welker

Runner Up

Julie Marie Wade

Distinguished Entries

Sandra Stone

Susan B.A. Somers-Willett

The winning poems will be posted in the fall.

Thank you to all who entered this year's contest.

2009 Campbell Corner Poetry Prize


Nicky Beer


Brian Barker


Daneen Wardrop

Distinguished Entry

Emma Bolden

Distinguished Entry

Mary Kaiser

The Annual Campbell Corner Contests are announced in the
Fall/Winter volumes of Poets and Writers Magazine.

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where we alternate and occasionally combine poetry with topical prose.

Rachel Hadas’s
Opening Remarks

Given at the 2007 Campbell Corner Reading