The poetry prize was established in 1965 by retiring English Professor Mollie S. Cohen. Professor Cohen was a native Chicagoan, and attended Lewis Institute before doing graduate work at the University of Chicago and at the Sorbonne in Paris. During her tenure at IIT, she worked closely with women students and international students.
IIT Lewis Department of Humanities Undergraduate Writing Contest
The IIT Department of Humanities Undergraduate Writing Contest prizes for fiction and non-fiction are named for Edwin H. Lewis, an English professor at the Lewis Institute, one of the forerunners of IIT from 1895 to 1936. Among other classes, Professor Lewis taught Shakespeare and apparently looked like him too. It is said that students would come to campus just for his lectures, often without even being enrolled.
Pu Published in 2012 by the IIT Department of Humanities Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL www.iit.edu/csl/hum
IIT Department of Humanities 47th Annual Writing Contest Winners 2012
A book of IIT students' writings that I compiled and had published through lulu.com. The cover was created using InDesign and one of my phot...