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Freshman Muse Scholar's poem wins labor arts contest

Emilia Mikrut (Class of '18) won in the poetry category of the annual "Making Work Visible" contest. Created by the Museum of Labor Arts in partnership with the City University of New York, the contest seeks to showcase the nature of labor in our lives, particularly the labor of immigrants and other marginalized peoples whose stories are often overlooked.

Mikrut's poem, "Love Carefully," is loosely based on the story of her parents, who emigrated from Poland to the United States in the early 1990s. Mikrut also drew inspiration from her experiences with multiculturalism, adolescence, and family as a first-generation American.

In addition to poetry, the "Making Work Visible" contest offers awards in the categories of essay, fiction/non-fiction narratives and art (excluding photography).

To read Mikrut's poem, click here.