Barinder Singh, a second-year student at the William Carey University College of Osteopathic Medicine from McGehee, Ark., recently won an honorable mention for her poem “Clearing” at the 33rd annual William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition.
The competition is sponsored by the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio. It is open to students attending allopathic or osteopathic medical schools in the United States and Canada.
Each year, hundreds of entries are submitted to the competition and go through a preliminary screening by the Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University. The final judge for the competition is Dr. Richard Berlin, a psychiatrist and poet from the University of Massachusetts Medical School.