Gayl Teller

Poet

N/A
Plainview, NY 11803-3903
Phone: 
516-822-2760

Author's Bio

Nassau County Poet Laureate,2009-11; 2016 Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Poet of the Year; Director of Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Reading Series (NYSCA) since 1996;Hofstra University English Dept.and Writing Studies and Composition Faculty Member; Author 7 poetry collections, most recently FLASHLIGHT: NEW AND SELECTED POEMS (WordTech/Cherry Grove, 2019); 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, Poem, Newsday, Paterson Lit. Rev., Phoebe, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Front Range Review, Nassau County Poet Laureate Review, Prosopisia: An International Journal of Poetry and Creative Writing, RCC Muse, Long Islander: Walt's Corner, Praxis, Poetrybay: LI Quarterly, Bard's Annual, 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 (23 years), Plainview, NY. Much more --see Website www.gaylteller.com

Publications & Prizes

Anthologies:
Long Island Sounds (North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2009)
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Paumanok: Poetry and Pictures of Long Island (Cross-Cultural Communications, 2009)
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Long Island Sounds (North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008)
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Songs of Seasoned Women (Quadrasoul, Inc., 2007)
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For Loving Precious Beast (Purple Sage Press, 2006)
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Bronx Accent (Rutgers University Press, 2000)
Books:
Flashlight: New and Selected Poems (WordTech Communications, 2019)
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Hidden in Plainview (Cherry Grove Collections, 2015)
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Hidden in Plainview (WordTech Communications, 2015)
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Toward Forgiveness, An Anthology of Poems, Edited by Gayl Teller (Writers Ink Press, 2011)
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Inside the Embrace (WordTech Communications, 2010)
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One Small Kindness (Plain View Press, 2003)
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Moving Day (Premier Poets Chapbook Series, 2001)
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Shorehaven (Mellen Poetry Press, 1996)
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At the Intersection of Everything You Have Ever Loved (San Diego Poets Press, 1989)
Journals:
Crone's Nest
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Freshet
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Hudson Valley Echoes
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Literary House Review
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Long Island Quarterly
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Newport Review
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Newsday
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Performance Poets Literary Association
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Poetrybay
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Praxis
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Seventh Quarry/Swansea Wales
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South Coast Poetry Journal
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Spring
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What's Your Anthem? ezine
Prizes won: 

Nassau County Poet Laureate for 2009-11; 2016 Walt Whitman Birthplace Association Poet of the Year; 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 Award; Mid-Island Y JCC Service Award

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Born in: 
Bronx
Raised in: 
Bronx
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Last update: Feb 03, 2020