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Sophie Kerr Prize
Eastern Shore native is Sophie Kerr Prize winner
Eastern Shore native is Sophie Kerr Prize winner

Growing up on the Eastern Shore afforded Alex Stinton plenty to describe. The subjects surrounded him: the sounds, the wildlife, the water. The boy who grew up reading in the bayfront community of Wittman, and later dug into William Wordsworth, has parlayed his skill for prose into the nation's largest undergraduate literary prize. Stinton, a senior studying English and creative writing at Washington College, took home $61,382 as the winner of the Sophie Kerr Prize during a ceremony Tuesday night at the Enoch Pratt Free Library. Jurors noted Stinton's knowledge of classical works, which was prevalent in his poetry. Stinton says he came under the spell of Wordsworth, a...