Prized Poetry

Natalie Kawam '19 earns award for her work "The Pulse."

Natalie Kawam ’19 hated poetry—until an encounter with T.S. Eliot’s work won her over. Today, she studies with Bryn Mawr poets J.C. Todd and Dilruba Ahmed. Her poem “The Pulse” won the College’s American Academy of Poets prize—an honor that included publication on the Academy’s website.

Says Kawam, “You see other poets who have received this prize, like Louise Glϋck, and you realize this is really an award for poets who are going to be something someday.”