Student who writes about insects wins $63K literary prize
9:37 AM, May 21, 2018
CHESTERTOWN, Md. (AP) - A student who writes through the perspective of insects has won the nation's most valuable literary prize for undergraduates.
Caroline Harvey has won the Sophie Kerr prize, valued at $63,711 this year. The award announced by Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, recognizes a graduating senior at the school who shows the greatest promise for a future in literary endeavor.
Harvey is a graduating English major from Arlington, Virginia. Her thesis is titled: "Poetics of Otherness: The Marginalized Experience Though the Insect Lens."
Harvey says she writes about herself and her family, usually through the lens of insects. That includes a lot of poems and essays about bugs.
Sophie Kerr was a Maryland native who left much of her estate to Washington College when she died in 1965.