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David Groff Finalist for Two LAMBDA Literary Awards

David Groff, poet and guest faculty member in the English Department, is a finalist for two LAMBDA Literary Awards; one for his poetry collection Clay, the other as co-editor of Who’s Yer Daddy?: Gay Writers Celebrate Their Mentors and Forerunners. Winners will be announced at the 26th Annual LAMBDA Literary Awards Ceremony on June 2, 2014.

 

The CCNY Poetry Festival Celebrates 40 Years

Poetry Outreach Festival 2012On Friday, May 11th, The City College Poetry Festival celebrated its 40th anniversary with a day of readings by poets from all over the city, including elementary and high school students, City College faculty, students, and alumni, and guest poets Patricia Smith and Richard Tillinghast.  The annual festival is organized by the Poetry Outreach Center.  Founded by Professor Emeritus Barry Wallenstein and currently directed by Lecturer Pamela Laskin, the Center organizes CCNY faculty and student poets to conduct writing workshops in NYC public elementary and high schools.  A day of readings was followed by a celebration and a tribute to Barry Wallenstein. (Photo by Hubert Williams)  View photos from the event

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