Joyce Kessel, an associate professor and the chair of Villa’s liberal arts and professional studies department, has been selected as a finalist in the 42nd New Millennium Awards for Poetry. Her poem, The Vigil, will be published in the next edition of New Millennium Writings.
Founded in 1996, New Millennium Writings is an American literary magazine that hosts semi-annual contests to publish writers and poets. New Millennium Writings is based in Knoxville, Tennessee. The magazine carries fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction by up-and-coming writers. It features profiles, interviews, and essays on famous writers, such as Cormac McCarthy, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, Ken Kesey, Sarah Cornwell, Shozan Jack Haubner, and more. The magazine hosts semi-annual contests in fiction, very short fiction, creative essays and poetry.