Annabelle Moseley

2014 Long Island Poet of the Year


Annabelle Moseley, 2014 WWBA Long Island Poet of the Year, is the award-winning author of several collections of poetry including The Clock of the Long Now (David Robert Books, 2012) which made The Poetry Foundation’s best-seller list for poetry in 2012; The Divine Tour (Finishing Line Press, 2012) and The Fish Has Swallowed Earth (Aldrich Publishing, 2012).  Her newest collection, A Ship to Hold The World is forthcoming in December 2014.  She is the author of the young adult novel: The Delaney: Journey to Banba, and a collection of children’s poetry: 10 Hero Fables.  A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, Moseley has published poems in such journals as Able Muse, The Seventh Quarry, The Nervous Breakdown, Measure and The National Review.  In April 2011, her poem, “Breakable,” was chosen by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of twelve poems selected from thousands to be featured on  Moseley is the winner of a 2008 Amy Award from Poets & Writers.  The first Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence, 2009-2010, Moseley is founder and editor of String Poet, the online literary journal of poetry and music, and host of The New York Times-featured String Poet Studio Series at The Long Island Violin Shop.  Moseley is a Lecturer at St. Joseph’s College and teaches poetry workshops at the Walt Whitman Birthplace and other Long Island/New York metro area cultural centers. Visit Annabelle Moseley’s personal website.

Celebrate Annabelle Moseley’s tenure as 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year at these two special events:

Sunday, October 19th, 1-3 PM:

2014 Long Island Poet of the Year Awards Ceremony and Poetry Reading (free and open to the public)

Sunday, October 26th, 1-3 PM:

2014 Long Island Poet of the Year Workshop with Annabelle Moseley

Facets of Poetry: Finding Inspiration in The Merest Detail

“Enough to live — enough to merely be.” – Walt Whitman, Diary in Canada

Join 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year, Annabelle Moseley, for this one-day autumn poetry workshop to attune our poetic senses to the easy-to-miss detail, the moment, the flash of feeling that is often overlooked. Workshop will include writing exercises and discussing the work of poets who extol the humblest and most surprising details, including Whitman, Dickinson, Frost and Rumi.

$15 per WWBA Member / $20 per non-member

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