Many of the winners of the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Award for 2017 were able to read at an event at the Poetry Center in Paterson in February 2018.
The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards, honoring Allen Ginsberg’s contributions to American Literature, are given annually to poets. First prize, $1,000; second prize, $200; and third prize, $100. Winning poems are published in the following year’s issue of the Paterson Literary Review.
Winners: first prize—Howard Berelson, Teaneck, NJ, and Robert A. Rosenbloom, Bound Brook, NJ; second prize—Eileen Van Hook, Wanaque, NJ; and third prize—Phillipa Scott, West Orange, NJ.
Honorable Mention: Eric Berlin (Baldwinsville, NY); Roberta Bisgyer (Stamford, CT); Gina Bortolussi (Haworth, NJ); R. Bremner (Glen Ridge, NJ); Gil Fagiani (L.I.C., NY); James D. Gwyn (Clifton, NJ); M.J. Harris (Upper Montclair, NJ); Josh Humphrey (Kearny, NJ); Leah Johnston-Rowbotham (Montclair, NJ); Adele Kenny (Fanwood, NJ); Barbara Krasner (Somerset, NJ); Leonard Kress (Bloomingdale, NJ); Stuart Leonard (Garwood, NJ); Elizabeth Marchitti (Totowa, NJ); Pat Mottola (Cheshire, CT); John Smith (Frenchtown, NJ); Carole Stone (Verona, NJ); Muriel Harris Weinstein (Great Neck, NY); Sherida Yoder (North Haledon, NJ).
Editor’s Choice: Donna L. Emerson (Petaluma, CA); Nancy Lubarsky (Cranford, NJ); Kenneth Silvestri (Nyack, NY); Al Tacconelli (Wynnewood, PA); Kelly Terwilliger (Eugene, OR).
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