Congratulations to Elesia Powell, MANA's 2014 Poetry Contest Winner

Elesia K. Powell, 2014 MANA Poetry Contest Winner (MANA) is proud to announce Elesia K. Powell as its 2014 poetry contest winner. For winning the Passion For Poetry Poet Contest, MANA will publish and provide digital marketing for a year at no cost to Ms. Powell. 

Ms. Powell is an adjunct instructor at Mott Community College (Flint, MI) who teaches freshman composition. She graduated from the University of Michigan-Flint with a Master's degree in Composition/Rhetoric. Ms. Powell is also the winner of the prestigious Hopwood award from the University of Michigan. The Hopwood Program administers the Avery Hopwood and Julie Hopwood Awards in writing. The program awards each year for creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. 

Ms. Powell currently has a self-published CD of poetry and prose. Her travels throughout the United States, Europe, and the West Indies are reflected throughout her writings. 

Ms. Powell's work, Sweet Ache, will debut in May. Here is an excerpt of her work:

Has Been

They called him a has-been.

Has been loved,
Has been successful,
Has been admired,
Sought after and desired.
But has-been was never one
To let others have the last say,
So he replied, 
And you–have never been.

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