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Kunitz Medal Presentations


2020 honoree Susan Roney-O’Brien
Thursday, July 22, 2021

2021 honoree Eve Rifkah
August 19, 2021

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Judges choose winners for rain poetry’s “Walk in the Woo.”

Rain poetry judges Juan Matos, Elizabeth Bacon, Katherine Gregiore, and Walter Molina have selected thirteen poems and seven honorable mentions as part of the WCPA’s 50th Anniversary celebration and community […]

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Announcing the Winners of the 2021 WCPA Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize

The Worcester County Poetry Association (WCPA) is pleased to announce that Dean Gessie of Midland, Ontario, Canada, has won this year’s WCPA Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize. His poem […]

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Announcing the 2021 Recipient of the WCPA’s Stanley Kunitz Medal

Worcester, Mass., poet, editor and teacher Eve Rifkah has been chosen to receive the 2021 Stanley Kunitz Medal awarded through a bequest from two-time Poet Laureate of The United States […]

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Plan Update – June 2021

We have updated our Action Plan after continued reflection.  You can read about our plans at this link.

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Action Plan

April 19, 2021: In response to an ill-considered, offensive, and disrespectful public engagement on social media by a member of our board on April 16, 2021, the Worcester County Poetry […]

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2020 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest

Submissions are open for the 2020 WCPA Annual Poetry Contest The Frank O'Hara Prize | Contest Judge: Doug Holder

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