RAISE YOUR GLASS: Adroit Prose Editor named 2016 Rhodes Scholar! / by Peter LaBerge

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Congratulations to University of Virginia senior Russell Bogue, recently named a 2016 Rhodes Scholar! From 2012-2014, while a student at Choate Rosemary Hall and U.Va, Russell (known affectionately by the staff as "Rusty") served as a Prose Editor for The Adroit Journal. He intends to complete a M.Phil. in Political Theory at Oxford.

While serving on staff, Russell was also named a 2012 United States Presidential Scholar for Academics and a University of Virginia Anson M. Beard Jr. Jefferson Scholar, among many other distinctions. Since his Adroit days, Russell has founded a journal of politics at U.Va called Seriatim Journal, and has been awarded a Harry S. Truman Scholarship. See below for his full biographical statement, released yesterday from the Rhodes Scholar Program.

Click here to read an interview Russell conducted with acclaimed poet Diane Glancy, as part of The Adroit Journal's fifth issue. Below, watch Russell read poems by Kay Ryan and Adroit contributors Shelley Whitaker, Matthew Rohrer, and Phillip B. Williams during The Adroit Journal's reading at the 2013 New York City Poetry Festival, which he co-ran with fellow Prose Editor (and U.Va. student) Elizabeth Ballou. 

Congratulations, Rusty!