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Kunitz Medal Ceremony honoring Eve Rifkah
August 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Please join us for this special event that honors Eve Rifkah with the WCPA’s Seventh Annual Stanley Kunitz Medal Award. Rifkah co-founded Poetry Oasis, Inc. (1998-2012), a non-profit poetry association dedicated to education and promoting local poets. She was the founder and editor of Diner, a literary magazine, and earned her MFA from Vermont College. She also teaches poetry with the WISE program at Assumption University.
Our venue has issued the following guidelines:
1) masks are required at all times
2) chairs are limited to 50
3) all attendees must share a name and phone/email when arriving to allow COVID tracking
The program will begin with a half-hour open reading followed by a ceremony centered on the late Worcester-born Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz. Then the honoree will have time to read and speak about what this award means to her.
The Stanley Kunitz Medal is presented annually to a person with a strong Worcester County connection who best exemplifies Stanley Kunitz’s life-long commitment to poetry and poets. The award recognizes the total commitment to poetry as Kunitz lived it: through teaching, mentoring, speaking, publishing, and supporting poets and poetry.