Bennett Places Third In National Poetry Competition

Robert Frost said, “To be a poet is a condition, not a profession.” Dr. Marla Bennett embodies that condition. A member of the English faculty at the University of Arkansas Community College at Batesville, Bennett recently won third place with her poem “Breaking Through” in a nationwide contest presented by the Poets’ Round Table of Arkansas. Bennett’s poem competed against entries from across the United States as well as Canada and Great Britain.

Bennett is co-founder of The River Poets of Batesville, a local chapter of the Poets’ Round Table of Arkansas, and has been the group’s president since its inception. Her writing has won awards in other competitions hosted by the Poets’ Round Table of Arkansas including a limerick that won first place in a nationwide competition last year. “Breaking Through” started as a response to a writing prompt at a retreat two years ago.   MORE

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