Thank you to the WPI and Gregory Stockmal Fund for another successful tribute to Gregory Stockmal and his relationship with Stanley Kunitz.

Photos courtesy of John Gaumon and Bob Gill.

Award receptient Mike True arrives at the Stockmal home.Mary Pat and Mike TrueMike True displays gifts received from China.Rodger Martin confers the Kunitz Medal on Mike TruePassing the medal case to Mary Pat True for safe keeping.Mike True acceptance speechThe Stanley Kunitz Medal committee - Robert Steele, Susan Elizabeth Sweeney, Mike True, Edward "Bob" Cronin, Rodger Martin and John Hodgen. Cake CuttingOpen Mic reading Pat O'Hara
Open mic reader Anne Marie LucciOpen mic reader Bob Gill
The 2015 Stanley Kunitz Award
was presented to

Michael D. True, PhD

on Sunday, July 26, 2015

View the event broadside creatd by Dan Lewis.

Visit the Stanley Kunitz Award page for more
information on the history of the award.

Special thanks to Carol Stockmal for opening
her home for the inaugural presentation of
the Stanley Kunitz Award.  Thank you,
Carol, for all your support.
Photos courtesy of  John Gaumond, John Hodgen and Robert Steele.

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WCPA Annual Meeting and Board Elections
March 1, 2015

Bob Cronin welcomed our 2014 annual
contest winner, Helen Marie Casey, who opened the WCPA annual meeting with a poem.  After brief remarks the minutes from
the 2014 meeting, the 2015 treasurer's
report and The Worcester Review were delivered.  Board elections followed.

2015-2016 WCPA Board
Jonathan Blake
Jim Cocola
Bob Cronin - Interim President
Kristina England - Secretary
Peter Foulkes
Robert Gill - Treasurer
Carle Johnson
Sam Lalos
Jay Lavelle
Dan Lewis
Anne Marie Lucci - VP, Publicity
Heather Macpherson
Rodger Martin
Laura Menides
Diane Mulligan - Editor, The Worcester Review
Catherine Reed
Joe Reynolds
Sarah Sapienza
Robert Steele
Eleanor Vincellette
Patricia Youngblood

Following the business meeting we enjoy refreshments and then our guest performer, Ewa Chrusciel, entertained us with poetry.
Photos by Robert Steele

Guest Poet:  Ewa Chrusciel

Download the 2015 Annual Report

Thank you to all who attended.
Worcester Poetry Pop-Up
Worcester City Hall
April 8, 2015

8th Annual WCPA College Poetry
Contest Finalists' Reading
April 11, 2015

Visit the 2015 College Competition page for additional photos,
finalist and judge bios and information.
2015 Manuscript Prize

Allison Indyk

2015 Performance Prize

Allison Indyk

Honorable Mention
Sarah Leidhold
Worcester State University

Thank you to everyone who submitted their poetry to
The WCPA Annual
Poetry Contest: The
Frank O'Hara Prize.

Contest Judge:  Dawn Potter

2015 Contest Chair:  Robert Steele

Visit the 2015 Contest Page for the submission guidelines and info on online submissions.
June 16, 2015 was Bloomsday -- Worcester’s 20th Annual Ramble

photos by Kristina England, Jay Lavelle and Robert Steele

Thanks to organizers Kristina England, Jay Lavelle and Anne Marie Lucci. 
See you on June 16, 2016!

National Poetry Month Highlights!

April 8 - Poetry Pop-up
Worcester City Hall

April 9 - Patricia Youngblood
The Street Beat

April 21 - MegaSlam2015
Worcester Public Library

Apirl 24 - Glen D'Alessio
Worcester Storytellers

April 25 - Doug Behm
The Fourth Saturday Open Mic

April 26 - Helen Marie Casey
Berlin 1870 Town Hall

Congratulations to the Winners of the
2015 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest:
the Frank O'Hara Prize

Jennifer Freed - Honorable Mention
"The Thing With(out) Feathers"

John Eisner - Third Prize
"Bullets in Water"

Anne Marie Lucci - Second Prize
"Rules for Happiness"

Emily Ferrara - First Prize
"On the Morning of the Third Supermoon"

The Winner's Reading was held on Sunday, September 27th
at the First Unitarian Church, 90 Main Street, Worcester. 
We were joined by Contest judge Dawn Potter.

View the event flyer

Photos courtesy of Bob Gill
MC Rodger MartinJennifer Freed - honorable mentionJohn Eisner - third prizeAnne Marie Lucci - second prize Contest Winner Emily FerraraContest Judge Dawn PotterContest Winners and Judge -Emily Ferrara, Anne Marie Lucci, John Eisner, Jennifer Freed and Dawn Potter  (l to r).
Greg Orr presents during the Master Class.WCPA President, Bob Cronin, reads a poem by Stanley Kunitz to open the 7th annual Gregory Stockmal Reading.Greg Orr  reading during the 7th Annual Gregory Stockmal Reading.Greg Orr and Carol StockmalJim Cocola, Carol Stockmal and Greg OrrBooks for Sale.
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