SUNY Cobleskill Associate Professor Annie Christain Wins 2020 Driftwood Press Poem Contest

Cobleskill, NY –  Driftwood Press has announced that Leigh Ann (Annie) Christain is the winner of the 2020 In-House Poem Contest. Her poem, “Every Time I Go Back Is Encoded in Pi,” will appear in the July 2020 issue alongside a spotlight interview with the poet. Driftwood Press is a bi-annual literary magazine with a focus on fiction, poetry, photography, graphic narrative, and interviews.

“Other life forms appear, and they only show up to watch me pin her down in her own soul-webbing I stripped and sewed together throughout my lifetimes. The long game.


I turn the crank on the alien machinery; I join her on a higher artificial plane as her master. I rock her through the internal explosions. She remembers we have always been this.”*

*This excerpt from “Every Time I Go Back Is Encoded in Pi” appears here by the author’s permission.


Her second manuscript of poetry, “The Vanguards of Holography,” was also shortlisted for the Eyewear Publishing 2019 International Beverly Prize for Literature, an annual series for outstanding works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and criticism in the English language.

Christain is an associate professor of composition and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) at SUNY Cobleskill and author of “Tall As You Are Tall Between Them,” published in 2016 by C&R Press.


This release was published by SUNY Cobleskill, 05/12/2020

More News

Just days to go to #CobyFamilyWeekend. Don’t miss our Canine Management and Training Showcase. It’s your chance to see the canines in our program perform agility and obedience demonstrations with our students and faculty. SUNYCobleskill photo
Just over a week away from #CobyFamilyWeekend. Don't miss the Herpetology Lab Showcase. Under the instruction of students and staff, guests are invited to learn about and handle various species of live reptiles in our labs.

See our full schedule here:
SUNYCobleskill photo
We continue our countdown to #CobyFamilyWeekend! The Paramedic Program will be hosting tours of its Simulation Center and two educational exercises titled "Medical Emergencies: What to Expect and What You Can Do."

See the full schedule of events:
SUNYCobleskill photo
We continue our countdown to #CobyFamily Weekend. The Youth Fishing Derby is back this year! Fishing gear and bait provided. All kids 15 years and younger are welcome. No experience necessary.

See our latest schedule of events:
SUNYCobleskill photo
#CobyFamilyWeekend is just two weeks away and our schedule of events is filling up. We’ll be highlighting events every day leading up to the weekend, but to see the full schedule, visit

New events are being added every day so keep checking!
SUNYCobleskill photo
Skip to content