CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Student Awarded Wallace Stevens Student Poetry Scholarship

CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Student Awarded Wallace Stevens Student Poetry Scholarship
Posted on 03/28/2018
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Daniel Diaz-Villafane of Hartford, and a junior at CREC Greater Academy of the Arts, will receive a $1,000 college scholarship from The Hartford Friends of Wallace Stevens at the 55th Wallace Stevens Poetry Program on March 29 at 1:30 p.m. at CREC Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts High School. The check presentation is part of a two-day celebration of the Hartford resident’s work. Diaz-Villafane will read his winning poem at the event.

Diaz-Villafane’s poem was selected from entries from high school juniors and seniors throughout Hartford. This is also the eighth consecutive year that a student from CREC Greater Academy of the Arts has won the Wallace Stevens Student Poetry Prize since its inception in 2001.

Wallace Stevens is ranked with William Carlos Williams, T.S. Eliot, and Marianne Moore as one of America’s foremost poets of the twentieth century. He enjoyed a long and successful career as an executive of the Hartford Accident and Indemnity Company, and was a Hartford resident for many years before his death in 1955.