Worcester County Poetry Association
Established 1971
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / wcpaboard@yahoo.com

2009 ARCHIVE
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The Peace of Wild Things: Art exhibit and Poetry Open Mic 
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - April 5
"Dewey"
Milford Town Library Mascot
Laura Menides & Loretta Bike
Sandy Wade & Deborah Eastman
Milford Town Library - April 15, 2009
Words of Art - Art Exhibit & Open Mic - April 16
Goddard Homestead, Worcester
2nd Annual College Student Poetry Competition Winners
The Finalists Reading was held on April 4, 2009
at Worcester Public Library.


















Joey Kingsley-Winner, Manuscript Prize; Rodger Martin (Judge); Sandy Wade-Honorable Mention, Performance Prize; Cody Kucker-Winner, Performance Prize; Emily Ferrara (Judge); Caitlin Lahey-Honorable Mention, Manuscript Prize.

More photos and biographies of the finalists

WCPA Annual Meeting
2009-2010 Meeting Results

OFFICERS
President  - Mark Wagner
VP Programming – Francine D’Alessandro
VP Publicity - Anne Marie Lucci
  Secretary – Patricia Youngblood   
Treasurer - Carle Johnson
Editor, The Worcester Review - Rodger Martin

WCPA  BOARD
Jonathan Blake
Alex Charalambides
Carrie Corcoran
Robert Cronin
Francine D”Alessandro
Rushelle Frazier
Gary Hawksley
Carle Johnson
Dan Lewis
Anne Marie Lucci
David Macpherson
Heather Macpherson
Rodger Martin
Trent Masiki
Laura Menides
Joseph Reynolds
Paul Szlosek
Robert Steele
Monique Surdyka
Eleanor Vincelette
Mark Wagner
Ian Williams
Patricia Youngblood

August 6 - WCPA table at Art in the Park
July 29 - Stanley Kunitz Birthday Reading

October 6

Visitors to Hope Cemetery honored Elizabeth Bishop
on the anniversary of her death. The reading included "The Bight" - the closing words are inscribed on the poet's gravestone: "All the untidy activity continues,
awful but cheerful"
October 15: Let the Poetry Begin!











Ian Williams, Dara Wier, and Eve Rifkah
performed at the Worcester launch
of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival
October 16, 17, 18 - Lowell, MA
go to our festival page for more info
The pear tree at 4 Woodford Street, 2009
Photo by John Gaumond
go to the Kunitz page
Exquisite Couch
A Worcester Community Poem
Thanks, Worcester, for all the great input on the Community Poem! We're working hard to finish the poem. Check back in a few days for more photos and THE POEM!  September 20, 2009
WCPA at stART on the Street.
Worcester Hopes & Dreams
Mistress of Ceremonies Princess Katie welcomed The Weird Sisters brewing up a bit of Shakespeare and a devilishly attired Craig Semon, along with local poets and QCC students, to an evening of poetry at the QCC Harrington Learning Center.

Carolina, who loves princesses, was there to cheer on big sister Zaneta in the open mic.
QCC Harvest of Local Poets
October 29
Thursday - November 19
Worcester Art Museum

WCPA Contest Named in Honor of Poet


In honor of American poet Frank O'Hara,
and in grateful recognition
of the support of the O'Hara Family
of the literary community,
the WCPA poetry contest, established in 1973,
has been renamed the

WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
The Frank O'Hara Prize



WAM Photos and More about Frank O'Hara


Celebrating Frank O'Hara
Photo: Fred McDarragh
Performing the Worcester Hopes and Dreams Community Poem for the Worcester Cultural Coalition fall gathering, September 29.
Carol Stockmal and Cleopatra Mathis.
First Annual Greg Stockmal Reading
October 8, 2009 - College of the Holy Cross
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