August 24, 2009

2009 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards


is pleased to announce the winners of



Eileen Moeller, Philadelphia, PA “Milk Time”
José Antonio Rodríguez, Binghamton, NY “Veins Like Maps”


Josh Humphrey, Kearney, NJ “Catherine Rose at One Week Old”
Sarah Jefferis, Ithaca, NY “Learning to Spell”


Kevin Carey, Beverly, MA “Loved Hockey”


Svea Barrett, Fair Lawn, NJ “Out of Night and Pine”
J. Lorraine Brown, Mashpee, MA “Life with Mother”
Anthony Buccino, Nutley, NJ “Ten Minutes”
Michael Cleary, Fort Lauderdale, FL “First Wife”
Linda A. Cronin, Cedar Grove, NJ “Saint Joseph's Hospital: Room 722”
Kate Cumiskey, Edgewater, FL “1971”
Kate Gale, Granada Hills, CA “Double Journey”
Gail Gaspar, Metuchen, NJ “Mr. Rossi Raised Pigeons”
Gail Fishman Gerwin, Morristown, NJ “My Parents' Tongues”
James D. Gwyn, Clifton, NJ “Mallomars”
Gloria Rovder Healy, Shrewsbury, NJ “The Opal Ring”
Jean Hollander, Hopewell, NJ “What Happens to the Children”
Alice Jay, Miami, FL “Glamour Girl”
Deda Kavanagh, Newtown, PA “Permission”
Gina Liotta, Eugene, OR “OnWhy ICannotContribute toThisCookbook”
George E. Longenecker, Marshfield, VT “Edsel”
Bruce A. Lowry, Summit, NJ “Airman On a Train”
Kaitlyn McKenna, Lake Grove, NY “Tough Love”
Margaret Gish Miller, Independence, OR “Home Schooling: Sacramento, 1962”
Greg Moglia, Huntington, NY “Joni and IWatch theGiants Play the Eagles”
Edward Nobles, Bangor, ME “School Days”
David Quintavalle, Long Island City, NY “A Trip to Florida”
Linda Radice, North Plainfield, NJ “The Chapter Between”
Jim Reese, Hartington, NE “As Seen on TV”
Donna Spector, Warwick, NY “First Marriage”
Carole Stone, Verona, NJ “ADaughterReturns toHerHabana Fantasy”
Maxine Susman, Highland Park, NJ “Back From Seoul”
Toni Thomas, Milwaukie, OR “AfterHerRelease FromThe StateHospital”
Patty Tomsky, Divide, CO “Jersey Poem”


Patricia Bender, North Bergen, NJ “City Women”
Laurie Byro, Hewitt, NJ “The Moth Father”
Rachel Guido de Vries, Cazenovia, NY “Just Before”
Diana Der-Hovanessian, Cambridge, MA “Nineteen Mirrors”
Deborah Gerrish, Murray Hill, NJ “Marzipan”
Denise Hayden, Chincoteague, VA “On-Call”
Alice E. Johansen, Mebane, NC “Dinner Time”
Charles H. Johnson, Hillsborough, NJ “Balance”
Gilda Kreuter, Brick, NJ “WhenAunt SylviaDanced TheCharleston”
Don Lynch, Paterson, NJ “Older Brothers Back From War”
Sheila Massoni, Hackensack, NJ “What I Remember About My Father “
Robin Metz, Galesburg, IL “Environmentally”
Erin Murphy, Hollidaysburg, PA “Irish Sky Over Atlanta”
Maude Carolan Pych, Totowa Borough, NJ “Barbies”
ChristineRedman-Waldeyer,Manasquan,NJ “Smoke Rings”
Lois Roma-Deeley, Scottsdale, AZ “The Aria of Jazzman Jake Delmonico”
Robert Rosenbloom, Bound Brook, NJ “Adoption Papers"
Tazio Ruffilo, Paterson, NJ “Paterson Falls”
Lee Schwartz, New York, NY “When Did You Decide to be Straight?”
Al Tacconelli, Wynnewood, PA “The Blessing”
Sherida Yoder, Paterson, NJ “Clearing Out”
Sander Zulauf, Andover, NJ “Wedding, 1964”

Award Winners’ Reading will be held on November 7, 2009 at the
Hamilton Club Building,
32 Church Street, Paterson, New Jersey

The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College
One College Boulevard, Paterson, New Jersey 07505-1179
Visit our website at or call 973-684-6555

The Poetry Center was awarded a Citation of Excellence and is funded, in partby a
grant from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a partner
agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, and by funds from the
National Endowment for the Arts.

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