Calliope collaborates with a numerous number of writers outside the University of Mount Union. Each year, depending on the number of submissions in each category, we will reach out to writers to have a minimum of one judge in each category. Judges have ranged from professors at the University of Mount Union and other universities to published novelists and news journalists. Click on any of the writers to learn more.

| Art |"The principles of true art is not to portray, but to envoke." - Jerzy Kosinski


Robert Buganski

Robert Buganski

Art, Calliope, 2015 & 2017
Kathy Pugh

Kathy Pugh

Art, Calliope, 2016

| Creative Non-Fiction |"What I like about non-fiction is that it covers such a huge territory. The best non-fiction is also creative." - Tracy Kidder


David Giffels

David Giffels

Creative Non-Fiction, Calliope, 2016
Richard Gilbert

Richard Gilbert

Creative Non-Fiction, Calliope, 2015
Chelsea Shar

Chelsea Shar

Creative Non-Fiction, Calliope, 2017

| Fiction |"Life is always going to be stranger than fiction, because fiction has to be convincing, and life doesn't." - Neil Gaiman


Rudolph Delson

Rudolph Delson

Fiction, Calliope, 2017
Jamie DeMonte

Jamie DeMonte

Fiction, Calliope, 2016
Robert Pope

Robert Pope

Fiction, Calliope, 2015

| Poetry |"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words." - Robert Frost


Skylark Bruce

Skylark Bruce

Poetry, Calliope, 2015
Azriel Johnson

Azriel Johnson

Poetry, Calliope, 2015
Amit Majmudar

Amit Majmudar

Poetry, Calliope, 2017
Mary Quade

Mary Quade

Poetry, Calliope, 2016