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Nancy Keating's poems have been seen in The Southampton Review, New Letters, Gettysburg Review, Carolina Quarterly, and other literary magazines, as well as in anthologies such as Long Island Sounds, Grabbing the Apple, Corona, Occupy Wall Street, and elsewhere. A three-time Pushcart Prize nominee, she has an MFA from Stony Brook University and teaches at Farmingdale State College. Her second collection, White Chick (2021), won the Antivenom Award from Elixir Press. A chapbook, The Patron Saints of Knitting, came out last year. She was recently named the Walt Whitman Birthplace &Poet of the Year; for 2024.
Barbara Ann Branca has read original works from her chapbook FLASH FLOOD on National Public Radio and at venues throughout New York City and Long Island. Her work has been lauded at the Southampton Writers Conference and appears in numerous anthologies. Her spoken word performances are often accompanied by musicians; her most recent recording was part of poet George Wallace’s Blowing Through Secaucus CD. She is a former university communications director, a lifelong science educator and a singer with a passion for the environment. Her current project is a collection of short stories and essays to be published by Nino’s Wine Press. Vicki Iorio is the author of the poetry collections Poems from the Dirty Couch (Local Gems Press, 2013) and Not Sorry (Alien Buddha Press, 2020), and the chapbooks Blabbermouth (Alien Buddha Press, 2023),Send Me a Letter (dancing girl press, 2015), Something Fishy (Finishing Line Press, 2018). Her poetry has appeared in numerous print and online journals. When Vicki isn’t writing poetry she is sweating off another kind of cadence on her Peloton or drinking a crisp white wine.
Long Island Poetry & Literature Repository (LIP&LR) is excited to announce the inception of the position, “Literature Ambassador of Long Island.” The ideal candidate will be entrusted to promote literature throughout Long Island. This will be a one-year post. The appointee is encouraged to conduct workshops, lectures, symposiums, readings, etc. at our center, as well as promote literature throughout the Long Island community as a LIP&LR representative and in conjunction with other organizations. LIP&LR will host a banquet in May 2024; the person appointed will be announced at that banquet. The honoree will receive a proclamation and crystal award in celebration of their appointment. Details concerning the banquet will be forthcoming in the following months. At the end of their term, the Literature Ambassador to Long Island will present a report to include how they promoted literature, enhanced communal harmony between organizations, and offer their recommendations for furthering literature on Long Island. All are welcome to be nominated, or to apply, as long as they reside on Long Island including Kings, Queens, Nassau, and Suffolk Counties. The person selected must be willing and able to serve all of Long Island. If you are interested in nominating someone, or applying for the post yourself, please email to: LIPLR2021@gmail.com the following information: Name Address Email address of the person Writing CV (including books, awards, positions held) Photograph Summary as to why this candidate would be a preeminent Ambassador for Literature on Long Island Sign it Please feel free to forward this email to all eligible persons. Thank you for your attention. The LIP&LR Board Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan, Ph.D. 2017 WWB Long Island Poet of the Year Suffolk County Poet Laureate 2009-2011 Founder/President of TNSPS Long Island Sounds Editor President of LIP&LR The Long Island Poetry & Literature Repository - (longpoetryandliteraturerepository.com) 631-413-7702 cell Tammynuzzomorgan@gmail.com
Billy Lamont is a NY based American poet, spoken word artist, recording artist, and experimental multi- media performance poet with a reformer spirit, and international reach. He has performed on national television a number of times, including the Joe Franklin Show, MTV and Much Music Television, and has toured and performed with rock festivals such as Lollapalooza 1994, 1995, 2003, and appeared on major and college radio stations, and given book signings at major and independent bookstores across the U.S. As a young man Lamont was part of a two week missionary team sent from Smithtown Gospel Tabernacle to Ukraine, in 1992, where he additionally did public speaking which included him reciting some of his poetry. This experience of spending time with the beautiful people of Ukraine resonates in Lamont’s heart and prayers extra brightly now, in this dark time of Putin led murderous invasion of Ukraine. Lamont has recited his poems of comfort for families of September 11th, 2001 disaster In Union Square, NYC a few days after the tragedy, and in 2013 for victims of Hurricane Sandy in his then hometown of Babylon, NY. He has recited his poems of justice on behalf of Jubilee 2000, and a debt free start for nations of the global south at The Knitting Factory in NYC in 2000, when the largest amount of petitions ever was gathered (up to that point,) and days before the first national mobilization gathering in Washington DC. He would then serve on the Board Of Trustees for Jubilee USA from 2000-2007. He would also serve on the Board Of Trustees for the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association, New York State Historic Site, from 2005-2007. He also recited his poems of justice several times at Occupy Wall Street in NYC in 2011, and to kick off worldwide March Against Monsanto In Union Square, NYC In 2014. Lamont received a Guinness World Record in 2014 for his poetry recital part in the Longest Officially Released Recording by Mike Peters of The Alarm, to help foster peace between Muslims, Christians and Jews in The Holy Land, and to benefit Love Hope Foundation, and those fighting cancer. Lamont has three books of poetry and nine album CD/digital download releases. His latest book Words Ripped From A Soul Still Bleeding: Poems For The Future Edition is a great success, and is available at Barnes And Noble and Amazon as a paperback, or as an eBook, and all his albums are distributed by The Orchard and can be streamed on Spotify and Apple Music. Vinny Calone v.j.(Vinnie) Calone, formalist poet. Winner 1st place P.P.A. Poetry contest 2023 Studied under Lewis Turco author, The New Book of Forms. BA SUNY Oswego '95. Vincent's a poet/dramatist. Writing, acting and directing original theater on Long Island for the past eight years. His poems have appeared in The Long Island Sounds Anthology, The Suffolk County Poetry Review, The Chiron Review, Atom Mind, Long Island Quarterly, Poetry X Hunger, and PoARTry. Vinnie writes, edits and posts a new poem everyday at Raven Wire Poetry Prompts on Face Book and has been doing so since August 1st. 2022. Vinnie just finished a collection of poetry called “A Caesura” to be released this fall. It is his life's work and will contain over three hundred poems. Submission Editor at THE SCENE poetry/art zine (June 2023) thescene.life You can reach Vin directly @ email@example.com and thescene.life This summer he just wrote and published 60 copies of mini chapbook, “Get to the Point” about Montauk Point. See less Bohemia, New York
Paula Camacho is President of the Nassau County Poet Laureate Society which selects and supports a Nassau County Poet Laureate and serves the poetry community in countless ways by encourages the poetic voice through events, contests, anthologies, scholarships and more. She is a breast cancer survivor and participated in various poetry organizations over the years. She moderated the Farmingdale Poetry Group for 20 years. She taught a poetry class, You Can Write Poetry, in the Adult Education program at the Farmingdale High School. She served on the Nassau Council for the Arts for three years. Her poetry has won various awards, including the Alice Abel National Literary Contest. She has published nine collections of poetry. Her latest collection, Transmutation, is a 2021 finalist in the Blue Light Poetry Prize. This year she became the Walt Whitman Birthplace Poet of the Year, 2023. She holds degrees in Nursing and Theology and lives with her family in Farmingdale. Maria Manobianco is a retired substitute school teacher for the NYS system, Farmingdale School District; an Adult Education Workshop Leader, Metaphysical Studies, L. I. Schools;, and the Director of Arts Programs for Children, Hofstra University, 1986 - 1987 Maria's educational background is: Master of Arts Degree in Studio Art, Adelphi University, Garden City, NY Bachelor of Science Degree in Art Education, New York University, NY, NY Studies in Esoteric Psychology, New Age Center, Hicksville, NY Mythology Classes, guest scholar, Adelphi University “You Can Write Poetry,” Adult Ed, Maxwell Wheat, Farmingdale H.S. NY Master Class, Billy Collins, Walt Whitman, Huntington, NY Advance Fiction Writing, Barbara Rogan, SUNY of Farmingdale, NY Maria is the Archivist for Nassau County Poet Laureates Soc. 2007-2015; received a Pushcart Nomination for Sonnet, “On Meditation” from Local Gems, 2015; Published Chapbook: Thoughts, Thoughts...; Poetry Book: Between Ashes and Flame; YA Fable: The Golden Orb a Mythical Tale; Poetry Book: The Pondering Self; Poetry Book: Til the Music Stops, Dance..; Prose / Poetry Book: From My Book Shelf; Published Donna Rogers' article, “Farmingdale Artist Exhibits at Adelphi” ;The Farmingdale Observer Columbus Lodge; Navigator (newsletter); Sons of Italy (Poetry); The Golden Lion, Sons of Italy, state newsletter; The Long Islander’s poetry News Quarterly; Special Edition on Dreams, George Wallace; Long Island Sounds: Anthology of Poetry, Tammy Nuzzo- Morgan; Mid Is. Y JCC honorable awards, Gayl Teller; PPA Literary Review Vol. 6-27; and Bards Annual Anthologies, Local Gems See less