Corona Poetry Collaborative

CORONA Poetry Collaborative

WWBA is delighted to be collaborating with Nassau County Poet Laureate Gayl Teller to create an anthology of Coronavirus-related poems. Let’s collaborate on a collection of poems CORONA during this historic time. The title CORONA suggests not only the pandemic but luminous hope. What has your experience been? All perspectives are welcome: teachers, students, parents, children, medical personnel, patients, the unemployed, shoppers, etc.

Send a cover letter with full contact information, including address, email, and phone number.
Be sure to type your name beneath the poem’s title on each poem, and single-space the text. Mail hard copies of 1-3 unpublished poems (no emails, please), each poem up to 2 pages, and a 3-line bio written in third person to:

Editor Gayl Teller
One Florence Lane
Plainview, NY 11803
Do not send originals. Poems cannot be returned.

Deadline: July 30, 2020

In collaboration with Walt Whitman Birthplace Association

Editor Gayl Teller
Nassau County Poet Laureate 2009-11
Walt Whitman Birthplace 2016 Poet of the Year
Author of FLASHLIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (WordTech/ Cherry Grove, 2019)
Editor of TOWARD FORGIVENESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS (Writers Ink, 2011)