Live Virtual Discussion with Cliff Bleidner, WWBA 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year
Thursday, September 9th, 2021 6:30 – 7:30PM EST
WWBA is delighted to present An In-Depth Look at Formal Poetry with WWBA 2021 Long Island Poet of the Year Cliff Bleidner. Lose your fear of writing in form. Forms such as the sonnet, villanelle, and rondeau will be presented. Through this experience, you may discover a poetic form suited for you. Exploration is important and rewards are many. All are welcome, beginners and seasoned poets.
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Cliff Bleidner writes haiku poetry and has received recognition among local writers as a distinguished poet and organizer in the Long Island poetry community. He was a co-founder and coordinator of the Performance Poets Association (PPA), Long Island’s largest poetry organization. He also manages the annual PPA poetry contest, now in its 25th year. He has co-hosted PPA poetry events at more than a dozen different locations across Long Island. Due to his dedication for the PPA, it has been a successful outlet for the many Long Island poets. Cliff also assembles the PPA Literary Review manuscript from the judge’s decisions of submissions; the most recent publication is 2020, its 24th consecutive year. Cliff Bleidner has presented lectures on Dante and has held Haiku workshops, and formalist poetry seminars.
Cliff’s poems have been published in 24 issues of the PPA Literary Review, The Haiku Calendar, Long Island Sounds, Paumanok I: Poems and Pictures of Long Island, Paumanok II: Interwove and Writing Outside the Lines, among many others.
Cliff’s previous events as WWBA Poet of the Year 2021 are here: