Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking nominations for our 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year award. This award is given annually by the 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 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, Huntington Station, New York 11746-4148.
Nominations must be received by February 19th, 2021. Self-nominations are not accepted. The WWBA Board of Trustees Program Committee will choose the awardee by March 12th, 2021. The award will be presented at a reception-reading in April 2021.