Genaro Rincon Cruz Jr. wins Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship


Genaro Rincon Cruz Jr. is the the 2021-2022 recipient of the Kevin T. Early Memorial Scholarship. 

This scholarship is made possible from an endowment by William and Donna Early in memory of their son, a poet, Kevin T. Early. It awards $2000 to a student with freshman standing at UIUC for the 2021-2022 school year.  

Our faculty judges had this to say about Genaro's poetry:  

"The manuscript stood out for the dynamic way it weaves together Spanish and abstract, elevated diction with vernacular language. The poet also has a strong voice and deftly uses tone and tonal change to complicate each poem and add tension." 

Please help us congratulate Genaro on the win and excellent writing. And thank you to everyone who submitted this year.