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Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose Wins Poetry Award

It is my distinct pleasure to announce Dr. Elizabeth Johnston Ambrose, Professor, English/Philosophy, as the winner of the 2021 Rattle Chapbook Prize for her collection, Imago Dei.  In addition to the publication of her chapbook, 500 copies, and a $5000 cash prize, the highly competitive award is often a turning point in a writer's career.  

This exciting announcement follows Elizabeth's multiple publications of poetry and prose in many magazines, including The AtlanticThe SunMcSweeney'sThe SatiristThe BelladonnaWomen Studies Quarterly, and Emry's.  Dr. Johnston is a founding member of Straw Mat Writers, and her work has been nominated for three Pushcart Prizes and a Best of the Net award.  

Join me in anticipation of a December 2021 publication of Imago Dei, and congratulations to MCC's scholar, poet, and treasured colleague.

Judi Salsburg Taylor
MCC Faculty