|Allen Ginsberg - Photo by Ellen Denuto|
The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards honor Allen Ginsberg’s contribution to American Literature and his ties to Paterson. Up to five unpublished poems may be submitted. The awards are as follows: first prize, $1,000; second prize, $200; third prize, $100. The deadline for the current contest is February 1, 2019 Contest guidelines at www.poetrycenterpccc.com/awards/
Readers will include:
First Prize: Jim Reese (Yankton, SD)
Second Prize: Maria Fama (Philadelphia, PA)
Third Prize: Lorraine Conlin (Wantagh, NY)
Also, reading are the following honorable mention recipients:
Howard Berelson, Teaneck, NJ; R. Bremner, Glen Ridge, NJ; Shane Carreon, Binghamton, NY; David Crews, Warren, NJ; Anthony DeGregorio, Kent Lakes, NY; Gil Fagiani (in memory of), Long Island City, NY; Christie Grimes, Sackets Harbor, NY; James D. Gwyn, Clifton, NJ; Josh Humphrey, Kearny, NJ; Frances Lombardi-Grahl, Clifton, NJ; Nancy Lubarsky, Cranford, NJ; Francesca Maxime, Brooklyn, NY; Greg Moglia, Huntington, NY; Marilyn Mohr, West Orange, NJ; Gloria g. Murray, Deer Park, NY; Rachelle M. Parker, Montclair, NJ; Jennifer Poteet, Montclair, NJ; Natasha Rabin, Nyack, NY; Bernadette Roe, Endicott, NY; Arthur Russell, Nutley, NJ; Donna Baier Stein, Bernardsville, NJ; Maxine Susman, Princeton, NJ; Eileen Van Hook, Wanaque, NJ; Sherida Yoder, North Haledon, NJ; Neal Zirn, Denver, CO; and editor’s choice recipients—Charles W. Brice, Pittsburgh, PA; Judith A. Brice, Pittsburgh, PA; Okey Chenoweth, Oakland, NJ; Linda Nemec Foster, Grand Rapids, MI; Deborah Gerrish, Murray Hill, NJ; Annie Lanzillotto, Yonkers, NY; Maria Lisella, Long Island City, NY; Frank Niccoletti, West Orange, NJ; Christine Redman-Waldeyer, Manasquan, NJ; Kenneth Silvestri, Nyack, NY; Al Tacconelli, Wynnewood, PA; and Bob Ward, Brooklyn, NY.
Location: Hamilton Club Building, 32 Church Street (corner of Ellison St.), Paterson, NJ
Time: 1 PM
All readings are free and open to the public.
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