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Date: Jun 16, 2009
Gayl Teller, Hofstra Faculty Member and Plainview Resident, Named Nassau County Poet Laureate, 2009 to 2011, by the Nassau County Poet Laureate Selection CommitteeHofstra University, Hempstead, NY … Hofstra University Adjunct Associate Professor Gayl Teller has been named Nassau County Poet Laureate, 2009-2011, by the Nassau County Poet Laureate Selection Committee. Professor Teller currently teaches in Hofstra’s Department of Writing Studies and Composition and has been on the Hofstra faculty since 1985.
Professor Teller, a resident of Planview, Long Island, was honored in a special ceremony by the Committee on June 13, 2009, at 2 p.m. at the Farmingdale Public Library.
Professor Teller received an M.A. from Columbia University and another M.A. from Queens College, CUNY. Her poetry collections are At the Intersection of Everything You Have Ever Loved, Shorehaven, Moving Day and One Small Kindness - a finalist for the Blue Light Poetry Prize. Her most recent poetry book, Inside the Embrace, was selected in national competition to be published by WordTech/Cherry Grove.
She is director and founder of the Poetry Reading Series, under the auspices of the New York State Council on the Arts at the Mid-Island Y JCC for the past 14 years. Her work has received the Edgar Allen Poe Prize, the Peninsula Library Poetry Prize, a National Federation of State Poetry Societies Prize, a National League of American PEN Women Prize and The Connecticut Writer Prize.
Professor Teller’s poems are widely published and anthologized, and her reviews of poetry books have appeared frequently in Small Press Review.
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