Carolyn Raphael is the poetry coordinator for the Village of Great Neck Plaza in Great Neck, New York and has run several poetry programs for Mayor Jean Celender.
A popular one is "Poetry in the Plaza", which places poems on the local bulletin boards, much as "Poetry in Motion" places poems on the subway. There is a new poem each month. For details, see the village website www.greatneckplaza.net.
Another is the annual Great Neck Plaza Poetry Contest, in which poets from Nassau County, Suffolk County, and the boroughs of New York City compete for cash prizes and a reading during poetry month in April.