Poetry in the Pavement
A collaboration between the Village of Sleepy Hollow and the Hudson Valley Writers Center has yielded new sidewalks just north of the HVWC (come visit and go see!) imprinted with excerpts from our winning poems.
Congratulations to all the winners and finalists.
- Lisa Olsson
- Iain Halley Pollock
- Faryn Sand
- Leah Scarpati (Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown student)
- Lee Sennish
- Margo Taft Stever
- Kathleen Williamson
- Inessa Bliznetsova
- Joseph Fasano
- Scott Kaplan
- Lynn McGee
- Quinn Muller (Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown student)
- Maxine Nodel
- Oscar Pak (Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown student)
- C.J. Scarglato (Sleepy Hollow/Tarrytown student)
- Rebecca Scarpati
- Lynn Schmeidler
About the Project
As part of a plan to rebuild and enhance the sidewalk along Riverside Drive in the Philipse Manor neighborhood, the Village of Sleepy Hollow partnered with the Hudson Valley Writers Center to launch a Rivertowns poetry competition. Winning poems were embedded in the new sidewalks when they were installed in the spring of 2018, along with benches and serene river views.
The winning entries were announced on February 15th, 2018. Each winner received a $50 cash award, publication in the sidewalk in Sleepy Hollow, and a reading at the Open Mic at the Hudson Valley Writers Center on Friday, February 16th.