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Former Hope College professor, student win silver, gold awards for poetry collections

HOLLAND (WHTC) -- Professor emeritus Jack Ridl and Hope College Graduate Christopher Dombrowski have received Gold and Silver recognitions for their poetry by the IndieFab Awards competition. Dombrowksi was a student of Ridl’s before graduating in 1998 and before Ridl retired in 2006. The pair competed against over 1,500 entries for the IndieFab Awards competition, judged by over 100 librarians and booksellers. Ridl received a Gold Award for his collection titled “Practicing to Walk Like a Heron.” Dombrowski received a Silver Award for his collection titled “Earth Again.” Both collections were published in the “Made in Michigan Writers Series,” of the Wayne State University Press in February 2013. Winners were announced at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

By: Claire Fodell