Saturday, January 26, 2019

Allen Ginsberg Awards Winners Reading February 2

Allen Ginsberg - Photo by Ellen Denuto
A reading with the Allen Ginsberg Awards Winners will be held at the Poetry Center at PCCC in Paterson, NJ on February 2, 2019 at 1pm.

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 Up to five unpublished poems may be submitted.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

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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