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Ohio Poetry Day Announces 2014 Co-Poets of the Year

An Announcement from Ohio Poetry Day 2014:

The 2014 Ohio Co-Poets of the Year, Dzvinia Orlowsky, (of Marshfield, Massachusetts) and David Lee Garrison (of Dayton, Ohio) have been named by the Ohio Poetry Day Association.

This award has been given annually since 1976 to a poet or poets on the basis of a book published in the previous year or two years.  The award consists of a money prize, an honorarium as speaker, and a plaque commemorating the event.  In addition, a poem by each poet will be included at the beginning of the Ohio Poetry Day 2014 prize poems collection, Best of 2014.

For 2014, Orlowsky's collection is Silvertone and Garrison's is Playing Bach in the D.C. Metro.  The winners are invited to speak and to read from their work at Ohio Poetry Day, which will be observed on October 24 - 25 at the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio.

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  1. Press release:

    Ohio Poets of the Year

    The Ohio Poetry Day Association has named David Lee Garrison, Wright State University Professor Emeritus in Modern Languages, and Dzvinia Orlowsky, Ohio native and Professor of English at Pine Manor College in Massachusetts, Ohio Poets of the Year in honor of their recent books. Garrison’s is Playing Bach in the D. C. Metro, Orlowsky’s is Silvertone.

    The poets will give presentations and read from their work at the Ohio Poetry Day celebration on October 24th and 25th at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center in Troy, Ohio. The celebration is free and open to the public; details will be announced in late September on the Ohio Poetry Day Association website and released to the press.

    One poem by Garrison and one by Orlowsky will appear in the anthology, Ohio Poetry Day: Best of 2014. This volume will include winning poems from thirty-six poetry contests administered by the Association and sponsored by individuals and organizations from all over the state.

    The State of Ohio designated the third Friday of every October as Ohio Poetry Day in 1938, the first state to dedicate a day for poetry; eventually many other states followed suit.


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