Korey Williams ’12 wins thesis award

Korey Williams ’12 has won the Colloquium Thesis Award for his Master’s Thesis, titled The Harder Parts, in the University of Chicago Master of Arts Program in the Humanities.  The project, which included both a creative component and a critical component, was described by Colloquium editors as “a collection of lush, sensual poetry chronicling a tragic, queer romance that unfolds across many sweltering southern nights,” followed by an “afterword” consisting of a “defense of African-American poet Richard Bruce Nugent’s ‘Smoke, Lilies and Jade’ against claims of whitewashing and racial exclusivity.”  The thesis can be found in its entirety here.

Korey is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Cornell University.

Congratulations, Korey!

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