February 14, 2000
Charles Atkinson, lecturer in the Writing Program, has received a number of national
awards for his poetry in the last several months. He has won this Year's Paumanok
Poetry Award ($1,000) from SUNY Farmingdale and will be the featured writer in its
Visiting Writer's Program. His poem, "Reading the River," was awarded The
Comstock Review Prize for 1999 ($1,000). He also received a residency fellowship
to the Vermont Studio Center ($1,000), an award matched by Porter College, the Literature
Department, and the Writing Program.