Submissions for the WCPA’s Annual Contest

The Frank O’Hara Prize

are open through April 30, 2021.

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2021 Kunitz Medal Nominations
are open through March 1, 2021

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“Kerry Dancers” by Curt Curtin

Congratulations to WCPA member Curt Curtin on the release of his newest poetry collection, “Kerry Dancers.” Curt has a number of virtual readings and events scheduled this month as part of a virtual book tour. You can find the ones we are aware of at

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Remembering Pat Fargnoli

We’ve learned that former New Hampshire poet laureate Patricia Fargnoli passed away on February 18. We were honored to help support a tribute to Pat back in January. The image we share here is from the final poem she shared with us that afternoon.  You can watch an edited recording of the January 24, 2021 […]

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Recapping the 2021 Annual Meeting

Thanks to everyone who joined our Annual Meeting today. Despite being all virtual we had genuine engagement and discussion. Tim Mayo shared a wonderful reading of his poetry. Please join me in thanking long-time board member Jim Cocola for his commitment to the WCPA over the past decade. Newer board members Irena Kaci and Lyndsey […]

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Quote of the Day

Sonia Sanchez is an American poet, writer, and professor. She was a leading figure in the Black Arts Movement and has authored over a dozen books of poetry. The Black Arts Movement was an African American-led art movement, active during the 1960s and 1970s. Through activism and art, it created new cultural institutions and conveyed […]

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Tonight!- a virtual Thirsty Lab

Join us tonight for A virtual Thirsty Lab with Beth Sweeney.  Beth will be joined by composter Matthew Jaskot, with whom she is collaborating on a sequence that includes eight poems she wrote for musical adaption. Just a reminder that you need to register using the link in the event in order to join the […]

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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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