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Walt Whitman Birthplace Association: Corona Poetry Collaborative
June 18 @ 8:00 am - July 30 @ 5:00 pm| Free
Corona Poetry Collaborative
Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is delighted to be collaborating with Nassau County Poet Laureate Gayl Teller to create an anthology of Coronavirus-related poems. Let’s collaborate on a collection of poems CORONA during this historic time. The title CORONA suggests not only the pandemic but luminous hope. What has your experience been? All perspectives are welcome: teachers, students, parents, children, medical personnel, patients, the unemployed, shoppers, etc.
Send a cover letter with full contact information, including address, email, and phone number.
Be sure to type your name beneath the poem’s title on each poem, and single-space the text. Mail hard copies of 1-3 unpublished poems (no emails, please), each poem up to 2 pages, and a 3-line bio written in the third person to:
Editor Gayl Teller
One Florence Lane
Plainview, NY 11803
Do not send originals. Poems cannot be returned.
Deadline: July 30, 2020
In collaboration with Walt Whitman Birthplace Association
Editor Gayl Teller
Nassau County Poet Laureate 2009-11
Walt Whitman Birthplace 2016 Poet of the Year
Author of FLASHLIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (WordTech/ Cherry Grove, 2019)
Editor of TOWARD FORGIVENESS: AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS (Writers Ink, 2011)
WWBA staff is currently displaced from our office and closed for public tours of Walt Whitman’s childhood home. Your online contributions have never been more vital to sustaining our efforts. We can only keep our weekly online programs and community engagement going with the support of individuals like you. Contributions in any amount are greatly appreciated! To donate please visit: https://www.waltwhitman.org/join-donate/donate/