Wheat & Opyr Poetry Reading 10/27/07

Saturday, October 27, 2007 @ 2:00 PM

The Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Road (Downstairs)

(516) 249-9090





Hosted by: Yolanda Coulaz*


(Members of the audience are invited to share their own poetry, musings or music. Sign up for the open reading ends at 2:00.)



Maxwell Corydon Wheat, Jr. has worked as a journalist and teacher. He has published six books of poetry and received many awards including the Walt Whitman “Long Island School of Poetry Award” and the “First Annual Herman Melville Award” as well as his many awards for excellence in teaching. Mr. Wheat conducts numerous workshops throughout Long Island including his continuing education class “You Can Write Poetry” at Farmingdale High School . On June 24, 2007, by acclamation of the Long Island Poetry Community, Mr. Wheat was proclaimed Nassau County ‘s Poet Laureate.

Note: Max will read poetry for the season (Halloween themed poems), so bring the kids!

Linda Opyr is the author of six collections of poetry, including the recently published If We Are What We Remember: New and Selected Poems (Whittier Publications). All of her books have been published by Long Island presses (Birnham Wood Graphics, Writers Ink, and Whittier Publications). Her poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The Hudson Review, The Atlanta Review, The Paterson Literary Review, as well as The New York Times. In April of 2001 the Suffolk County Legislature presented Ms. Opyr with a Proclamation for her work.

*Yolanda Coulaz is a poet, photographer, editor, and founder of Purple Sage Press. She teaches poetry workshops to middle and high school students throughout Long Island. She edited and published the anthology For Loving Precious Beast to help benefit Loving Touch Animal Rescue. Her first book of poetry Spirits and Oxygen has been acquired by SUNY Stony Brook to be used in an advanced course in poetry.

For information phone or email Yolanda @ (631) 420-0425 or yolandacoulaz@msn.com

Yolanda Coulaz
Purple Sage Press

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