The Board of Trustees of The Walt Whitman Birthplace has announced that Annabelle Moseley has been chosen as the 2014 Long Island Poet of the Year. The Board of Trustees bestows this annual honor for excellence in writing and teaching. The award is given to a Long Islander who, in the tradition of Walt Whitman, has achieved national recognition as an outstanding poet and who has supported Long Island literature through excellence in teaching. Moseley becomes the youngest Long Islander ever to be presented with this distinction.
Being named Poet of the Year is one of the highest regional honors a Long Island poet can receive. Along with the bragging rights of following in the footsteps of Walt Whitman, the honor brings a cash
stipend, and recognition as the poet’s name is added to the Long Island Poet of the Year wall plaque in the Walt Whitman Birthplace Interpretive Center, becoming a permanent part of Long Island’s literary history.
Annabelle Moseley will be honored at an Awards Ceremony at the Walt Whitman Birthplace on Sunday, October 19th, 1-3 PM. The Awards Ceremony is free and open to the public, and will feature a reading by Ms. Moseley, and a wine and cheese reception.
Annabelle Moseley will also offer a writing workshop at the Birthplace
on Sunday, October 26th, 1-3PM
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About Annabelle Moseley
Annabelle Moseley is the award-winning author of several collections of poetry including The Clock of the Long Now (David Robert Books, 2012) which made The Poetry Foundation’s best-seller list for poetry in 2012. Her newest collection is a double volume of poetry: A Ship to Hold The World and The Marionette’s Ascent, (forthcoming Dec. 2014, Wiseblood Books). She is the author of the young adult novel: The Delaney: Journey to Banba, and a collection of children’s poetry: 10 Hero Fables. A multiple Pushcart Prize nominee, Moseley has published poems in such journals as Able Muse, The Seventh Quarry, The Nervous Breakdown, Measure, and The National Review. In April 2011, her poem, “Breakable,” was chosen by O, The Oprah Magazine as one of twelve poems selected from thousands to be featured on Oprah.com. Moseley is the winner of a 2008 Amy Award from Poets &
Writers. The first Walt Whitman Birthplace Writer-in-Residence, 2009-2010, Moseley is founder and editor of String Poet, the online literary journal of poetry and music, and host of The New York
Times-featured String Poet Studio Series at The Long Island Violin Shop. Professor Moseley is a Lecturer at St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue and teaches poetry workshops at the Walt Whitman Birthplace and other Long Island/New York metro area cultural centers.