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Winners’ Reading for the 2021 Frank O’Hara Prize
September 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Join the winners of the WCPA’s 2021 Annual Poetry Contest: The Frank O’Hara Prize for a reading of their work and the work of contest judge, Pam Bernard. There will be an opportunity to mingle over refreshments as well.
Our 2021 Winners’ Reading will be held virtually via Zoom. Visit the Zoom registration link to receive information on how to join the reading. Zoom will send you an e-mail with the meeting details and a link to join.
This year’s winners include First Prize – Dean Gessie, Second Prize – Rhett Watts, Third Prize – Tom Driscoll, and Honorable Mentions – Therese Gleason Carr, Jennifer Freed, and Joyce Schmid. Contest Chairperson, Bob Gill, will moderate the ceremony.
Contest judge Pam Bernard is a poet, painter, editor, and adjunct professor who received her MFA in Creative Writing from the Graduate Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College and BA from Harvard University. Her awards include a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry, two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships, and the Grolier and the Pablo Neruda Prizes in Poetry. She has published four books: three full-length collections of poetry, and most recently a verse novel entitled Esther, published by CavanKerry Press. Ms. Bernard lives in Walpole, New Hampshire.
Please join us for what is always a fun, and inspiring, event.