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Gayl Teller

Author's Bio

Nassau County Poet Laureate,2009-11;Director of Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Reading Series (NYSCA) since 1996;Hofstra University English Dept. Faculty Member; Author 5 poetry collections, most recently INSIDE THE EMBRACE(WordTech/Cherry Grove, 2010); Editor of TOWARD FORGIVENESS, AN ANTHOLOGY OF POEMS (Writer's Ink, 2011--NYSCA Decentralization Grant Winner--anthology includes 100 LI Poets and 5 Poets Laureate);Poems widely published and anthologized (Poet Lore, Newsday, Paterson Lit. Rev., Phoebe, Seventh Quarry, Freshet, Spring, South Coast Lit. Rev.,Praxis, Long Island Sounds, Paumanok Interwoven (Island Sound Press),Whispers and Shouts (Local Gems Press),For Loving Precious Beast (Purple Sage Press),Songs of Seasoned Women (Quadrasoul), CCAR Journal, Poetrybay, many more);Originated Stray Feet, a roving poetry show visiting Nassau high schools, middle schools, senior centers, nursing homes;Feature reader numerous universities, poetry centers, libraries; Featured in "Women's Words"--30 Year Celebration of League of Professional Theatre Women, "Poetry TV"--Queens Public TV, The North Sea's Poetry Scene's Art Forum TV Show, Riverhead, NY, "Sounds of Poetry"-- WBAU Radio, Molloy College, CW Post, LIU, Deep Cleveland Reading Series, Mac' Bacs paperbacks Cleveland Heights Series, Walt Whitman Birthplace, Gerson Cultural Arts Series, NYC Public Library--Bloomingdale Branch,Jefferson Market Library,Bellmore Memorial Library, Plainview-Old Bethpage Public Library, Canio's Books, Glen Cove Public Library, LI Poetry Archival Arts Center, NY Poetry Forum, Liberty Museum/Art Center, Book Revue, Providence Athenaeum, Locust Valley Library, Sachem Public Library, Nassau Community College, City College, Hofstra University, Red Harlem Readers--Indian Cafe, NYC, many more. Conducts numerous workshops, seminars--Dowling College, Five Towns Music and Art Foundation, "A Poetry of Forgiveness"--6-week workshops-- New Hyde Park Public Library, Hillside Public Library,Plainview Mid-Island Y ;"Poetry as Flashlight"--Professional Development Workshop for Reading Specialists Council of Suffolk County,NY; Nassau County Library Association Keynote Speaker; Westbury Public Schools Language Arts Professional Development Workshop; Five Towns Senior Center Poetry Workshop (15 years), National English Honor Society Induction Keynote Speaker; Judge for-- Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, HART Teen Poetry Project Awards, Huntington, NY, Mid-Island Y Poetry Competition (18 years), Plainview, NY. Much more --see Website www.gaylteller.com

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Toward Forgiveness, An Anthology of Poems, Edited by Gayl Teller (Writers Ink Press, 2011), Inside the Embrace (Wordtech Communications, 2010), One Small Kindness (Plain View Press, 2003), Moving Day (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2001), Shorehaven (Mellen Poetry Press, 1996), At the Intersection of Everything You Have Ever Loved (San Diego Poets Press, 1989)
Anthologies:
Long Island Sounds (The North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2009), Paumanok: Poetry and Pictures of Long Island (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009), Long Island Sounds (The North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008), Songs of Seasoned Women (Quadrasoul, Inc., 2007), For Loving Precious Beast (Purple Sage Press, 2006), Bronx Accent (Rutgers University Press, 2000)
Journals:
Crone's Nest, Freshet, Hudson Valley Echoes, Literary House Review, Long Island Quarterly, Newport Review, Newsday, Paterson Literary Review, Performance Poets Literary Association, Phoebe, Poet Lore, Poetrybay, Praxis, Seventh Quarry/Swansea Wales, South Coast Poetry Journal, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Spring, What's Your Anthem? ezine
Prizes:
Edgar Allan Poe Prize Peninsula Library Poetry Prize (Grace Schulman, judge); Nat'l League Amer Pen Women Poetry Prize; National Federation State Poetry Societies Prize; Connecticut Writer Poetry Prize;In 2010 her workshops and anthology project A POETRY OF FORGIVENESS awarded a New York State Council on the Arts' Decentralization Grant for the Arts (details, see www.gaylteller.com under events and projects); NY Poetry Forum "Spiritual Awakening" contest--"Jasmine"; 2011 North Sea Poetry Scene Recognition Award; 2013 Westmoreland Arts & Heritage Festival Poetry Awards--2nd Place for "Sandy" and 3rd Place for "Jellybean Lady"; Mid-Island Y JCC Service Award

Gayl Teller Resume

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Listing last updated: August 16, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Born in:
Bronx, NY
Raised in:
Bronx, NY

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