Whitman Association Seeking Poet Nominations

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.

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