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Thursday, June 7, 2012

Kiwanis Summer Gazebo Readings Raise $$$ for Summer Camp; June 11: Teller, Savino, Cooper, Siegal and Goldstein Feature

monday evenings 7-8 p.m. 
June, July and August

on Foxhurst Road
(just east of Long Beach Road
across from the Firehouse)
Oceanside, New York


Gayl Teller   Robert Savino   Jack Cooper
     Herbert Siegel   Gail Goldstein

HOST:  Tony Iovino

Free & Open to the Public
Bring Your Own Lawn Chair.


Jack Cooper [Credit: Jay Franco, Inspired Word]

John Jack Jackie (Edward) COOPER is the author of "Ten" (Poets Wear Prada, 2012), preview of his forthcoming “Aphorithms.” His American English translation of "Wax Women," with French texts of the original poems by Jean-Pierre Lemesle and photographs by Henry Jacobs (International Art Office, Paris: 1985), drew acclaim and dedicated full-window display from the Gotham Book Mart in New York—legendary fishing hole to the “wise”—released in the United States the following year. His work has appeared online (exitstrata.com), his reviews in "The Times Book Review" and "Publisher's Weekly." He has read manuscripts for Farrar, Straus & Giroux; served the Modern Language Association (MLA) as research associate;  taught English for eleven years to refugees for the federally funded ELESAIR Project; and was an XML specialist and content production editor for McGraw-Hill/GROW Network. Currently, he is co-publisher and production editor for Poets Wear Prada, a small literary press based in Frank Sinatra's hometown, Hoboken, New Jersey.

Robert Savino

Robert Savino is a native Long Island poet and practicing retiree.  Among Savino's publications are a full-length book of poetry, Inside a Turtle Shell (Allbook Books, 2009), and a chapbook,  fireballs of an illuminated scarecrow (Good Japan Press, 2008).   Widely published his work has also appeared in a multitude of literary journals, Angelflesh, Avenging Spirit, Axe Factory, Babylon Review, Backstreet Quarterly, Black Book Press, Bone & Flesh, Conflict of Interest, Creations Magazine 2007, 2008, 2009, Ellipsis, Fan Magazine, Fulva Flava, Haight-Ashbury Literary Journal, Home Planet News, In My Shoes, Incoming, Jerseyworks, Long Island Quarterly, Long Islander, Mad Poets Review, Mobius-The Poetry Magazine, Negative Capability, North American Review, Oberon, Poetry Motel, Poetry Superhighway, Rogue Scholars, Skyline Magazine, Skyline Review, Sport Literate, Surreal Underground, Tapestries, The Equinox, Urban Beat, Wooden Head Review, Xanadu, and several anthologies, Babyboomer Birthright (PoetWorks Press, 2013), Toward Forgiveness (Writers Ink Press, 2011), examination anthology (Local Gems Poetry Press, 2010), Long Island Sounds (The North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2009), Long Island Sounds:2008 (The North Sea Poetry Scene Press, 2008), primal sanities (Allbook Books, 2007), The Light of City and Sea (Street Press, 2006). His awards include the Oberon Poetry Prize in 2008 and the Lake Ronkonkoma Historical Society's 15th Annual Poetry Competition in 2005.

Gail Goldstein is a retired teacher who works with autistic children. She is published in numerous poetry anthologies and literary magazines ("Toward Forgiveness," "Mobius," "PPA Literary Review," "Long Island Sounds," etc.) and has won various poetry awards (Mobius, Farmingdale, Princess Ronkonkoma). She is on the editorial staff of several poetry anthologies. "Whispers and Shouts," an anthology of poetry written by women from Long Island, will be Gail’s first book. It is coming out later this year. Gail’s other passion is music. A percussionist, Gail is part of the drUUmatics, a West African drum ensemble performance group. Visit www.druumatics.org for more information.

Gayle Teller

Nassau County Poet Laureate (2009-2011), Gayl Teller received an MA from Columbia University and another MA from Queens College, CUNY.  Her poetry collections include "At the Intersection of Everything You Have Ever Loved," "Shorehaven," "Moving Day," and "One Small Kindness."  Her most recent poetry book, "Inside the Embrace," was selected in national competition to be published by WordTech/Cherry Grove. For 14 years,  director and founder of  Mid-Island Y JCC Poetry Reading in Plainview, NY, a reading sponsored in part by the NYSCA,  she's taught in the English department of Hofstra University since 1985.  Finalist for Nassau County Poet Laureate in 2007, she has conducted numerous poetry workshops and seminars and been the feature reader at many universities, poetry centers, and libraries.  Her work has received the Edgar Allan 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; "One Small Kindness" was a finalist for the Blue Light Poetry Prize.  Her poems are widely published and anthologized, and her book reviews have appeared frequently in "Small Press Review."

Herbert Siegel

Herbert Siegel, Ph.D., has been a CEO of major public companies and is the recipient of numerous professional certifications and awards. He also holds degrees in business and international law.  He has published four books of poetry including “Poems From My Drawer” (2007), “Poems For The Universe” (2009) and his most recent "Life Through My Glasses: Collected Poems, 1950–2011" (Trafford Publishing, 2011).  New York State Senior Poet Laureate (2009), he has received multiple awards for his poetry including the Ellen La Forge Foundation Poetry Prize, published by Grolier of Cambridge; Sketchbook; the Voice of the Bards; and the 2010 Award of Excellence from the Poetry Institute of Canada.Visit him online at  http://www.HerbSiegel.org.

The Kiwanis Club on Oceanside raises dollars to send children to summer camp through advertising sponsorships, program patronships and the sale of raffle tickets.

To date the following businesses are sponsoring this year's reading series with their corporate pledge of $150:
21st Century Appraisers
Bondi Iovino & Fusco, Attorneys-at-Law
Aaron Rappaport, D.D.S., P.C. & David Rappaport, D.M.D.
Anthony J. Santino, Councilman
Bonbino's Pizza & Restaurant
Dee's Nursery
Friedberg Jewish Community Center
Herb & Marion Brown
Home & Hearth Real Estate
Mary Jane McGrath, Attorney
Michael Schamroth and Family
Municipal Credit Union
Nassau Financial Federal Union
Oceanville Mason Supply
South Nassau Communities Hospital
Tower's Funeral Home
Westron Lighting

Advertising Sponsorships and Program Patronships are still available! Sponsorships are $150 and include the sponsor's business name and logo on signs, posters and the thousands of fliers the club distributes, as well as on all announcements (including every email the club sends).  Individuals can also participate as "Program Patrons" for $25.  "Program Patrons" will have their names listed on the programs the club will be distributing each week.

If you, or anyone you know, would like to become a sponsor or a Program Patron, send your check made payable to "Oceanside Kiwanis" to Tony Iovino at the address below-- email or include your logo and the listing you want us to print.

Tony Iovino
68 Yorktown Street
Rockville Centre, NY 11570
Home: 516-763-1667
Work: 516-741-8585
Cell: 516-459-3262

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