Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Winners 2017 Read in Paterson


Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Winners for 2017 at reading in Paterson


Many of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award Winners for 2017 read at an event at the Poetry Center this month.

Winners: first prize—Howard Berelson, Teaneck, NJ, and Robert A. Rosenbloom, Bound Brook, NJ; second prize—Eileen Van Hook, Wanaque, NJ; and third prize—Phillipa Scott, West Orange, NJ.

Honorable Mention: Eric Berlin (Baldwinsville, NY); Roberta Bisgyer (Stamford, CT); Gina Bortolussi (Haworth, NJ); R. Bremner (Glen Ridge, NJ); Gil Fagiani (L.I.C., NY); James D. Gwyn (Clifton, NJ); M.J. Harris (Upper Montclair, NJ); Josh Humphrey (Kearny, NJ); Leah Johnston-Rowbotham (Montclair, NJ); Adele Kenny (Fanwood, NJ); Barbara Krasner (Somerset, NJ); Leonard Kress (Bloomingdale, NJ); Stuart Leonard (Garwood, NJ); Elizabeth Marchitti (Totowa, NJ); Pat Mottola (Cheshire, CT); John Smith (Frenchtown, NJ); Carole Stone (Verona, NJ); Muriel Harris Weinstein (Great Neck, NY); Sherida Yoder (North Haledon, NJ).

Editor’s Choice: Donna L. Emerson (Petaluma, CA); Nancy Lubarsky (Cranford, NJ); Kenneth Silvestri (Nyack, NY); Al Tacconelli (Wynnewood, PA); Kelly Terwilliger (Eugene, OR).

The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, honoring Allen Ginsberg’s contributions to American Literature, are given annually to poets. First prize, $1,000; second prize, $200; and third prize, $100. Winning poems are published in the following year’s issue of the Paterson Literary Review.

More photos and coverage at www.pccc.edu/headline-news/headlines/poetry-center-hosts-reading-for-2017-allen-ginsberg-award-winners