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Vanessa Nesbit's poetry book Rivers Running in Desert Places recently took first place in the Del. Press Association's Creative Verse category.

  DSU's Vanessa Nesbit wins 1st Prize for Poetry Book


 Vanessa D. Nesbit, senior management and budget analyst for the College of Mathematics, Natural Sciences and Technology, is also a local poet and published author whose 2010 published collection of poetry recently took a 1st place prize in a state competition.

Ms. Nesbit’s book Rivers Running in Desert Places recently took the 1st place prize in the category of “Creative verse….book or chapbook of poetry,” in the 2011 Delaware Press Association’s Communications Contest.
The contest featured works of over 140 communications professionals, writers and photographers from across the Delmarva and Delaware Valley region, spanning 89 categories of print media, radio and television, advertisement/public relations and web/electronic media.
Ms. Nesbit is a long-time member of the Delaware Press Association and a past executive board member.  In 2007 she published her first book of poetry Fairy Tales and Stranger Love, which took 2nd place in the Creative Verse category that year.
Her books can be purchased online at