WWBA seeking to find poet of the year


Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is currently seeking nominations for their 2018 Long Island Poet of the Year award.

This award is given annually by WWBA to a Long Island poet recognized regionally for the excellence of his or her work and who is active in supporting and promoting poetry on Long Island.

The nomination submission should consist of a brief bio/CV, publications, artistic engagements, community activities and a two-page sample of the poet’s work.

Materials should be submitted by email to director@waltwhitman.org or by mail to:

Executive Director

Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

246 Old Walt Whitman Rd.

Huntington Station, N.Y. 11746-4148

Self-nominations are accepted.

Nominations must be received by February 1, 2018.

The WWBA Board of Trustees Program Committee will choose the awardee by Feb. 28, 2018 and the award will be presented at a special reception and reading in April 2018.


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