2017 Long Island Poet of the Year!

Congratulations, Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan!

The Long Island Poet of the Year is an annual award given by WWBA to honor a notable poet on Long Island who is well known and well respected. The poet champions poetry through their writing, teaching and support of the Long Island community of poets.
Tammy Jean Nuzzo-Morgan was the 2009-2011 Suffolk County Poet Laureate, the founder of The North Sea Poetry Scene, Inc.  She has had an interesting start far from becoming a poet. She first studied Accounting/Business Administration throughout her undergraduate career and later received an MBA from Long Island University. Eventually, she shifted to the arts and received her MFA from Stony Brook University- Southamption.  She is currently a PhD student at Union Institute & University and has been teaching at Briarcliffe College since 2010.
She is the author five poetry collections: The Bitter, The Sweet (Southampton: North Sea Poetry Scene, 2004)One Woman's Voice (Sound Beach: Street, 2005); Let Me Tell You Something (Sound Beach: Street, 2006); For Michael (Southampton: North Sea Poetry Scene, 2008); and Life's a Beach (Selden: Writers Ink, 2011). She is the editor of the anthology series, Long Island Sounds (Southampton:  North Sea Poetry Scene, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2015), which is now in its sixth volume. Her work has been published in many books, websites, anthologies, and journals.  Nuzzo-Morgan has been awarded the Mobius' Editor-in-Chief Choice Award and the LIWG Community Service Award.
An award ceremony and poetry reading by Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan will be held on Sunday, April 23rd, from 2-4 PM. The program is free and open to the public.
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