The Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest (WikiCU) is Philo's flagship annual event, drawing crowds in the hundreds. As the most visible of Philo's appearances on campus, Kilmer has a way of attracting new Philos, such as 2008's Mr. Blair, 2007's Ms. Poindexter, and once upon a time even the now elderly Mr. Schwartz. At evening's end, attendees join in reciting Joyce Kilmer's famous poem "Trees."

Past Kilmer Winners

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