TU literary magazine honored in several categories
TOWSON, Md. (April 15, 2006)— The Columbia Scholastic Press Association, the nation's largest and most prestigious accrediting organization for student newspapers and magazines, has awarded Grub Street, Towson's literary magazine, its top honor for the 2005 issue with recent English graduate Suhaila El-Jallad as its student editor-in-chief. The Gold Award goes to the one "superlative" entry in its category nationwide.
In adition, Grub Street's design and several of its inclusions also won top honors. Michael Stettes took first place for Closed (Traditional) Form Poetry for Magazines; Adriana Vodraska took first place for Open (Free) Form Poetry for Magazines; Sharon Powell won first place for Magazine Black and White Cover Design. Suhaila El-Jallad won second place for Open (Free) Form Poetry for Magazines.
Grub Street began publishing in 1952; in 2002 it celebrated its 50th anniversary by publishing a double issue containing writing gleaned from all preceding issues as well as current submissions. Primarily devoted to providing a venue for poetry and prose by TU students, Grub Street also receives and publishes work from writers all over the United States, some of them professionals and educators in the field. English Professor Clarinda Harriss has been its faculty adviser for two decades. Editors and staff are current TU undergraduates.
On Wednesday, May 10, from 6-9 p.m., in the Special Collections Room of Cook Library (fifth floor), the 2006 issue of Grub Street, edited by Andrea Sarsfield, will make its official debut at a student poetry reading (unofficially but perennially known as the "Poetry Orgy") to which the public is invited.