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 2pm

Mid-Island Y JCC

45 Manetto Hill Road

Plainview, NY 11803

(516) 822 3535 x335

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 2018-19

Poetry Reading Series

October 21, 2018

MANKH (WALTER HARRIS)

 

November 18, 2018

CARMEN BUGEN

 

December 16, 2018

SHARON ANDERSON

 

January 13, 2019

JARED HAREL

 

February 10, 2019

ANNA DIBELLA

 

March 17, 2019

DENIS GRAY

 

April 14, 2019

MENTORS AND MENTEES

POETS LAUREATE PROJECT

OF PETER DUGAN AND GLADYS HENDERSON

 

May 19, 2019

JOAN HIGUCHI

 

June 2, 2019

Poetry Contest Winners:

Children, Teens, Adults

ALL HONORABLE MENTIONS

AND WINNERS READ

 

***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 13

 

AWARDS AND READING: JUNE 2, 2018,  2PM

 

Mid-Island Y 2018 Poetry Winners

Adults:

1st Place--ALEX EDWARDS-BOURDREZ

2nd Place--JUDITH LEE HERBERT

3rd Place--DOLORES CINQUEMANI & KAREN SCHULTE

4th Place--ANNIE KARPENSTEIN & MARVIN ILLMAN

 

 

Adults Honorable Mention:

LLOYD ABRAMS, SHARON ANDERSON, SYBIL BANK, PAULA CAMACHO, JOHN DECARLO,

M.A. DENNIS, VALERIE GRIGGS,  ROBERT HARRISON, LOIS KIPNIS, MARIA MANOBIANCO,

RIA MEADE, MARSHA NELSON, JOAN VULLO OBERGH, SHERRI LONDON PASTOLOVE,

LESLIE PIETERS, STUART RADOWITZ, NARGES ROTHERMEL, STEPHANIE SADAGURSKY,

MAUREEN HADZICK-SPISAK, DOREEN SPUNGIN, WENDY TRONTZ, JUDY TUREK

 

Teens:

1st Place--MAHADIYA KHALFAN

2nd Place--HANNAH BLAKE

3rd Place--AMNIK DEV

4th Place--HANNAH MORDEKHAI

 

Teens Honorable Mention:

KAYLA HUTT, CARLY FRIEDMAN, ALYSSA FURLINE, ELLISA LEE

 

Children:

1st Place--JACK SNYDER

2nd Place--ANNIE QIU


 


 

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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