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SAU Student Has Poem Published

Spring Arbor student posing on campus

UReCA: The NCHC Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity just published “Pile of Lost Things,” a poem by SAU senior Bekah Black.

Hailing from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Bekah wrote the poem as a tribute to her grandfather, whose resilience and determination to love in the face of all things helped moved and shaped her. You can find more of her poetry at the ScriblerusThe Bookends Review, and forthcoming in Levee Magazine. 

“It is a rare accomplishment for an undergraduate student to publish a poem of such high-quality as Bekah’s sestina, ‘Pile of Lost Things,’” shares Jack Baker, Chair of Spring Arbor University’s Department of English. “In it, she captures the complexities of loss, of familial heartache—threadlike narratives are woven into the patchwork tapestry of ancestral memory. We’re so proud of her!”

UReCA fosters the exchange of intellectual and creative work between undergraduate students, providing a platform where students can engage with peers and contribute to the advancement of their chosen fields. This past year, only 18 students were accepted at a 15% acceptance rate. Bekah is very excited to be included in this distinguished group.

Bekah is an outstanding example of how SAU students exhibit a high caliber of academic excellence.

Read “Pile of Lost Things” here.