Staff & Supporters

Director: Pam Laskin
Telephone: 212-650-6356


Coordinator: Gregory Crosby


Development Coordinator & Chief Mentor: Alyssa Yankwitt


Administrative Assistant: Amanda Reiser 




The Poetry Outreach Center's Annual Poetry Festival is funded by the following:

Renata Miller, Interim Dean of Humanities

Dr. Vincent Boudreau, President

Tony Liss, Provost

Dee Dee Mozeleski, Vice President & Executive Director,
The Foundation for City College, The Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications, & External Relations, & Senior Advisor to the President 

Annika Ludke, Director, Foundations & Corporate Relations, The Office of Institutional Advancement, Communications, & External Relations & The Foundation for City College 

David Convington, Executive Director, CCNY Alumni Association

Elizabeth Mazzola, English Department Chair

Michelle Valladares, Director, MFA Program

Gregory Shanck, City College Center for the Arts

Axe-Houghton Foundation

Ira Reiser

Jay and Andrea Schachne 

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

The South Wind Foundation 

David & Harrianne Wallenstein 

Poets and Writers, Inc.

Poetry Society of America

Poets House 

Barry Wallenstein, Professor Emeritus 


Board of Advisors

Laurel Blossom
Lee Briccetti
Jayne Cortez
James Emanuel
Marilyn Hacker
Bob Holman
Tracie Morris
Ron Padgett
Karen Swenson
Barry Wallenstein

Founding Members

Gwendolyn Brooks
William Matthews
Raymond Patterson
Adrienne Rich
M.L. Rosenthal
Jerome J. Steiker
Barry Wallenstein

Last Updated: 02/23/2023 15:12