Village of Great Neck Plaza
SEVENTH ANNUAL VGNP POETRY CONTEST WINNERS
First Prize: "SHUTTER TIME," by Marvin Illman, of Woodmere, NY
Second Prize: "Unveiling," by Joan Vullo Obergh, of Seaford, NY
Third Prize: "Wild Berries in Sullivan County," by Karen Schulte, of Central Islip, NY
Honorable Mention: "I say a prayer for you," by Narges Rothermel, of Levittown, NY
Honorable Mention: "valley of tears," by Schery Sullivan, of Wantagh, NY
The Village would like to thank Carolyn Raphael, the Village's poetry coordinator, and Patti Tana, poetry contest judge, for their efforts on this year's poetry contest.
Ms. Tana, Professor Emerita of English at Nassau Community College (SUNY), is the Associate Editor of the Long Island Quarterly since it was founded in 1990. In 2009, Ms. Tana was selected as "Poet of the Year" by the Walt Whitman Birthplace Association. She is also the author of nine books of poetry, the latest of which is 'All I can Gather and Give' (J B Stillwater, 2014).