Nikki Giovanni Celebration of Poetry
Each spring, the Virginia Tech Department of English hosts a festive tribute to Giovanni-Steger Poetry Prize winners - and poetry itself - through the Nikki Giovanni Celebration of Poetry.
Nikki Giovanni, the University Distinguished Professor of English, established he poetry competition for Virginia Tech undergraduates and named if for its first benefactor, Charles W. Steger, the university's president at the time.
This year, the event will be virtual. It will be live broadcast from the Moss Arts Center. The ceremony will recognize the ten finalist before culminating in the naming of the top three winners.
The Giovanni-Steger Poetry Prize is one of the most prestigious undergraduate literary prizes in the country. The contest is open to all undergraduates regardless of major. The top prize the most generous for undergraduate poetry in the Western Hemisphere.
The annual award is supported by a generous donation form Donna and Dennis Treacy '78.
To view the ceremony, visit: https://youtu.be/jT2iCMQK1kk.