The Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is seeking nominations for the 2016 Long Island Poet of the Year award. This award is given annually to a Long Island poet recognized regionally for the excellence of his or her work and who is active in supporting and promoting poetry on Long Island.
The public is invited to submit nominations and self-nominations are accepted.
The nomination should consist of a brief bio/CV, including publications, artistic engagements, community activities and a two-page sample of the poet’s work. This material should be submitted by email attachment to email@example.com, or by mail to Executive Director, Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, 246 Old Walt Whitman Rd., Huntington Station, NY 11746-4148. Nominations must be received by Jan. 31.
The WWBA Board of Trustees Program Committee will choose the awardee by Feb. 28.
The award will be presented at a reception-reading in April 2016.