The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking nominations for its 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year award.
The award is given each year to a Long Island poet recognized regionally for the excellence of their work and who is active in supporting and promoting poetry on the Island.
Self-nominations are not accepted.
The nomination should consist of a brief bio/CV, including publications, artistic engagements, and community activities, and a two page sample of the poet’s work. It should be submitted as an email attachmentto to director @waltwhitman.org, or by mail to:
Executive Director, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
246 Old Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station, New York 11746-4148.
Nominations must be received by Feb. 19. The WWBA Board of Trustees Program Committee will choose the awardee by March 12. with the award will be presented at a reception-reading in April.