Stunning Inventions + Seeing in Poetry—3.23.19


Alex Zorychta and Leona Sevick

We met with brilliance in Alexander Zorychta, technology entrepreneur and award-winning poet Leona Sevick.

Alexander Zorychta is Assistant Director for Technology Entrepreneurship and Program Director for Works in Progress at the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Science. He was just nominated for the 2019 Innovator of the Year Award by Charlottesville Business Innovation Council. Alexander helps young entrepreneurs by developing programs with intentionally designed peer influences.


Leona Sevick,
 Provost and Professor of English at Virginia’s Bridgewater College. She is an award-winning poet, in Charlottesville for the Virginia Festival of the Book. Her first full-length book of poems, Lion Brothers, is the winner of the 2017 Press 53 Award for Poetry. Lenoa is on the advisory board of Furious Flower Poetry Center. She was the Tennessee Williams Scholar for the Sewanee Writers’ Conference in 2018 and she was nominated for a Pushcart Prize last year. She's appeared in several anthologies, noteworthy is The Golden Shovel Anthology, 2017.

Leona Sevick
The Furious Flower Poetry Center
Alexander Zorychta — UVA faculty page  Alex's website  Engineering & Society

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