Alumna Samantha Wilson Wins Poetry Competition

January 5, 2022

2021 English Graduate, Samantha Wilson, recently was one of the top winners in a poetry competition and will be published in the resulting book. Her pseudonym was Charlie North. Her poem is titled Battered Secrets.

Charlie R. North (Samantha) grew up in a small town in Montana, where she realized her affinity for poetry. Charlie has since planted her roots in Iowa where she, and her spouse, raise their family. A recent university graduate, she plans to complement her bachelor’s degree in English with a master’s in literature. Her poetic imagery plays on a reader’s emotion, and ambiguous interpretations leave audiences captivated, empathetic, and wanting more.