Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site and Interpretive Center
2013 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year Induction Ceremony Honoring Fran Castan
2.00 - 4.00
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is pleased to announce the selection of
2013 Long Island Poet of the Year
• Induction Ceremony • Poetry Reading • Meet the Poet Reception •
Sunday, September 29th
2:00 – 4:00 pm
Hosted at the beautiful Walt Whitman Birthplace State Historic Site
246 Old Walt Whitman Road
Huntington Station, NY
Fran Castan began writing poetry at the age of 40 and earned an M.A. in creative writing at New York University. While there, she won a teaching fellowship, a fellowship to the MacDowell Colony, a prize given by the Academy of American Poets and N.Y.U. and The Lucille Medwick Award from the Poetry Society of America.
Ms. Castan’s poems have appeared in dozens of magazines and anthologies. Among the magazines are Poetry, Heliotrope, and Ms. Among the anthologies are Broken Land: Poems of Brooklyn (N.Y.U. Press); Seasons of Women (Norton); From Both Sides Now: The Vietnam War, and Its Aftermath in Poetry (Scribner/Simon & Schuster); On Prejudice: A Global Perspective (Anchor/Doubleday) and The Light of City and Sea (Street Press).
Recently, Ms. Castan was published in the anthology Long Island Sounds (North Sea Poetry Scene) featuring poets who live, work, play and write on and about Long Island.
For more information, please contact Kim Plummer, WWBA Media & Events Director
(631) 427-5240 x 112
Each year, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association honors a notable Long Island poet as their Long Island Poet of the Year. The qualifications for this award are that the poet be a nationally known and well-respected poet who champions poetry through their writing, teaching, and support of the Long Island community of poets.
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|2015 Long Island Poet of the Year Nominations|
The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking nominations for the 2015 Long Island Poet of the Year award. This award is given annually 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 should consist of a brief bio/CV, including publications, artistic engagements, and community activities, and a two page sample of the poet's work. This material should be submitted by email attachment to email@example.com, or by mail to Executive Director, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Road, West Hills, New York 11746-4148
Nominations must be received by January 15, 2015. The WWBA Board of Trustees Program Committee will choose the awardee by January 31, 2015. The award will be presented at a reception-reading in April 2015.