Nana Boateng’s efforts to get to UVA during the pandemic paid off: She received the prestigious Henfield Prize in fiction last month, with the judge writing, “This text left its fingerprints all over my heart.”
The Area Program in Poetry Writing graduates its 20th class this year. To mark the occasion, fourth-year student Isabella Salcedo, who is double-majoring in poetry writing and linguistics, reads her poem, “Path of Least Resistance.”
Joanna Clark, who pursued a double major in poetry writing and medieval and Renaissance literature, reads her poem, “all my family does is forget.” Clark joins the 20th graduating class from UVA’s Area Program in Poetry Writing.
Sonia Chandra, a fourth-year student who double-majored in poetry writing and biology, reads her poem, “The Queen of the Hayden Planetarium,” to mark the 20th graduating class of UVA’s Area Program in Poetry Writing.
Professor Christopher Krentz struggled to envision a future for himself after he began losing his hearing at the age of 9, but he came into his own after learning American Sign Language and making deaf friends.