June 4, 2021
7:00 PM EST

Event Description:

Celebrating Richard Bronson, MD, Suffolk County’s 2021-2023 Poet Laureate with music by Linda Sussman and a poetry reading.

Event Video Link:  https://youtu.be/_eiN-Lc5ags

The committee of former Poet Laureates of Suffolk County, Long Island Poetry Collective, and the Suffolk County Legislature announcing the incoming Poet Laureate and presenting an award to Richard Bronson, MD. WWBA Writer-in-Residence George Wallace, the first Suffolk County Poet Laureate, introduces our new Suffolk County Poet Laureate. The ceremony includes live music performed by Long Island-based Singer-Songwriter Linda Sussman.

RICHARD BRONSON, MD is on the Faculty of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care & Bioethics at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University. He has received the Poem of the Year Award of the American College of Physicians and is the author of Search for Oz (2006), Silent Music (2009), Passage: Poems New & Selected (2014), and Wearing Masks (2015). He is on the Board of Trustees of Walt Whitman Birthplace Association and of Long Island Poetry Collective (LIPC) and facilitates poetry workshops with a group of LIPC members.

LINDA SUSSMAN is a Long Island, NY-based recording artist whose music blurs the lines of contemporary folk and blues. Linda’s music has received international airplay–from New York stations WFUV and WUSB to other parts of the US, UK, Europe, Israel and elsewhere. Just 6 weeks after its February 2021 release, Linda’s latest album, titled These Walls, ranked #1 on the Roots Music Report’s “Top 50 Alternative Folk Album Chart” (wk 4/3/21). Pre-pandemic, Linda was touring the East Coast as a solo artist and at times performing with her studio musicians under the name the Linda Sussman Collective, including gigs at NYC’s iconic The Bitter End. Linda’s music is available on all streaming sites; much more on her website at: lindasussman.com