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Reading Dates

POEMS ON, host Al Basile, Zoom Reading

with poet Dan Brown , Part I

Archived on YouTube at

POEMS ON, host Al Basile Zoom Reading

with poet Dan Brown, Part 2

Archived on YouTube at

Great Neck Plaza Celebrated Poetry Month on Sunday, April 14, 2024 with its annual

Poetry Contest Awards Reading by the winning poets. The reading was on Zoom

to enable more poets to attend.

The hosts were Great Neck Plaza Mayor Ted Rosen and

Carolyn Raphael, Poetry Coordinator of Great Neck Plaza.

The Judge was Gayl Teller, and here are the winners:


First Prize  J R Turek  “Other Lover”                  

Second Prize  Vicki Iorio  “How Long”

Third Prize  Gladys Henderson  “Fishing Highland Lake on a July Morning”

1st Honorable Mention  Linda Calabrese  “Franklin K Mars”

2nd Honorable Mention  Barbara Segal  “Uninvited Guests”

Additionally, this year North Shore TV (NSTV) videotaped the Reading.

Here is the link:

North Shore TV (NSTV) also videotaped a twenty-minute reading by Carolyn Raphael

of poems from her new poetry collection, Travelers on My Route (Kelsay Books, 2023).

Here is the link:

In-Person Poetry Reading at the Mid-Island Y JCC

Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Series

Sunday, May 5, 2024, 2 PM, Reading from my new book, Travelers on My Route

Hosted by Gayl Teller

45 Manetto Hill Rd. Plainview, NY 11803

Reviews & Articles

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Past Interviews:


Great Neck Library Reading Flyer

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