A variety of competitions including Minute to Win It, Disney charades, and the Limbo determined who was the first to be eliminated on the Last Poet Standing March 7.
All seven poets competed against each other in the double elimination round. Anna May, a sophomore studying English, was eliminated.
“I loved the challenges. I probably wouldn’t have written anything without being challenged,” May said.
The prompt for each poet was to base their poetry on books they received the week before. The books included “Afterlife,” “The Sister’s Grim” and “Man’s Search for Happiness.”
Christopher Cunningham, a senior studying English and the president of the English Academic Society, said the English Academic Society runs all the logistics for the competition.
“The society makes all the artistic decisions for Last Poet Standing from making the prompts, finding judges, and choosing the poets from the submissions,” Cunningham said.
Bobbie Gross, a senior studying English, said she would like to win this semester.
“I really enjoy having the prompts each week and being able create something I feel is beautiful,” Gross said. “I’m going to keep doing what I’m doing and hope the audience likes it.”
Last Poet Standing takes place every Thursday at 8 p.m. at the MC Crossroads.