Worcester County Poetry Association
Worcester County Poetry Association / PO Box 804, Worcester, MA 01613 / 508-797-4770 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Peace of Wild Things: Art exhibit and Poetry Open Mic
Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary - April 5
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.
WCPA Annual Meeting
2009-2010 Meeting Results
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
Anne Marie Lucci
August 6 - WCPA table at Art in the Park
July 29 - Stanley Kunitz Birthday Reading
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
The pear tree at 4 Woodford Street, 2009
Photo by John Gaumond
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.
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
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
Performing the Worcester Hopes and Dreams Community Poem for the Worcester Cultural Coalition fall gathering, September 29.
Carol Stockmal and Cleopatra Mathis.
October 8, 2009 - College of the Holy Cross