Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Series

As founder and director of the Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Series, since 1996 (sponsored by the NY State Council on the Arts), I have tried to feature a wide variety of wonderful poets (examples--Harvey Shapiro, Colette Inez, Molly Peacock, Cornelius Eady, Diane Wakowski, Marie Ponsot, Louis Simpson, Stephen Stepanchev, Norman Friedman, David Axelrod, Charles Fishman, Maxwell Wheat, George Wallace, Patti Tana, Vince Clemente, Barry Wallenstein, Angelo Vergas, Stanley Barkan, Michele Cooper,  Grace Schulman, many others). After discussing the writing style of the of the feature with the audience and the feature reading, there is an open mic for members of the audience, with many acclaimed and talented poets. There is an annual poetry contest for children, teens , and adults, with certificates for all and cash prizes for adults and teens. In June, there is a gala reading by all those who received honorable mention and place awards. Many of the winners have gone on to distinguished writing careers.

The readings are held on one Sunday per month, October-June, at 7pm

Mid-Island Y JCC

45 Manetto Hill Road

Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 822 3535 x347

www.miyjcc.org

Director: Gayl Teller

Open Mike, Refreshments, $3 Donation

Join us for a memorable and stimulating evening with some very talented people!

All welcome!

Mid-Island Y JCC 2014-15

Poetry Reading Series

October 19, 2014

JAY CHOLLICK

 

November 16, 2014

SYBIL BANK

 

December 14, 2014

LLOYD ABRAMS

 

January 25, 2015

PRAMILA VENKATESWARAN

 

February 22, 2015

MARIO SUSKO

 

March 22, 2015

ANNABELLE MOSELEY

 

April 26, 2015

JOHN AMEN

 

May 17, 2015

JUANITA TORRENCE-THOMPSON

 

June 7, 2015

Poetry Contest Winners:

Children, Teens, Adults

 

***SPECIAL EVENT***

          Was Held

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

"LUCK OF THE LAUREATES"

A historic reading of 7 LI Poets Laureate

David Axelrod

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Linda Opyr

           Nassau County Poet Laureate

Ed Stever

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Gayl Teller

           Nassau County Poet Laureate

George Wallace

           Suffolk County Poet Laureate

Maxwell Corydon Wheat

           Nassau County Poet Laureate

  



Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Contest

Judge--Gayl Teller

 

ADULTS: $5 PER POEM (MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO MID-ISLAND Y JCC). CASH PRIZES.

TEENS: NO FEE

CHILDREN: NO FEE

 

INCLUDE NAME, ADDRESS, PHONE, E-MAIL. TEENS AND CHILDREN INCLUDE AGE.

 

MAIL TO:

POETRY CONTEST

MID-ISLAND Y JCC

45 MANETTO HILL ROAD

PLAINVIEW, NY 11803

 

DEADLINE:  MAY 7

 

AWARDS AND READING: JUNE 7, 2015,  7PM

 

Mid-Island Y 2014 Poetry Winners

Adults:

1st Place--KATE BONING DICKSON

2nd Place--LLOYD HOWELL

3rd Place--VICKI IORIO

4th Place--SYBIL BANK

 

Adults Honorable Mention:

LLOYD ABRAMS, SHARON ANDERSON, LINDA CUCURULLO, CLAIRE CURTIN, JOHN DECARLO, 

VALERIE GRIGGS, SYLVIA HARNICK, JOAN HIGUCHI, MARVIN ILLMAN, DENNIS THOMAS KOTCH, MARIA MANOBIANCO, 

RIA MEADE, GEORGE NORTHRUP, URSULA NOUZA, JOAN VULLO OBERGH, KELLY POWELL,

DOREEN SPUNGIN, PATTI TANA, JUDY TUREK, MARGARETTE WAHL, CLAIRE NICOLAS WHITE 

 

Teens:

1st Place--JULIA HECHT

2nd Place--BAILEY GRESZES

3rd Place--JOSEPH DIPAOLA

4th Place--JAKE TAYLOR

 

Teens Honorable Mention:

MOLLIE BARTELL, CLAIRE CAI, RYAN CURTIS, NOAH ENDELSON, TATIANNA SPOTORNO

 

Children:

At the request of their teacher, students from Buckley Country Day School, Roslyn, NY, whose poems distinguished themselves in this contest, must remain anonymous.

1st Place--STUDENT OF BARBARA THOMAS

2nd Place--STUDENT OF BARBARA THOMAS

3rd Place--STUDENT OF BARBARA THOMAS

4th Place--STUDENT OF BARBARA THOMAS

 

Children Honorable Mention:

AVA KUTNER, SHAYNA TRACHTEN, STUDENT OF BARBARA THOMAS, BUCKLEY COUNTRY DAY SCHOOL

 

Mid-Island Y JCC 2011 Poetry Contest Winners

Judged by Gayl Teller--

Adults

First Place--Ria Meade

Second Place--Ed Stever

Third Place--Joan Higuchi & Sasha Ettinger

Fourth Place--Robert Harrison, Gloria Murray, & Judy Turek

 

Teens

First Place--Kelsey Weymouth-Little

Second Place--Tiara Carter

Third Place--Jaclyn Onufrey

Fourth Place--Bryanna Bardsley


Children

First Place--Matthew Schroh

Second Place--Meaghan Obergh

Third Place--Katherine Parente

Fourth Place--Michael Bock


 

 

 

2010 Winners       Adults

First Place--Gladys Henderson

Second Place--Paula Camacho

Third Place--Muriel Harris Weinstein

Fourth Place--Lisa James

Fifth Place--Marilyn Goldstein

Sixth Place--Lloyd Abrams

 

Adults--Honorable Mention

Monica Andermann, Sybil Bank, Lynn Cooper, Lillian Gordon,

Sylvia Harnick, Patrice Hasbrook, Joan Higuchi, Vicki Iorio,

Beverly Kotch, Patty Lane, Maria Manobianco, Gloria Murray,

George Northrup, Joan Vullo Obergh, Ellen Pickus, Lois Raiken,

Narges Rothermel, Joan Schaefer, Harriet Slaughter, Judy Turek

 

Teens

First Place--Jeena Moss

Second Place--Maureen Gavin

Third Place--Allison Shindler

Fourth Place--Emily Brandsdorfer

Fifth Place--Olivio Grillo

 

Teens--Honorable Mention

Grace Albert, Claire Halligan, Shannon O'Neil, Justine Re,

Ariel Sobel, Rebecca Sobel, William Stieglitz, Danielle Tralongo

 

Children--Poems of Distinction

Ashley Friedman, Kaitlyn Friedman, Meaghan Obergh










 




 


 

 

 

 

 
 

 

 


 

               


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