Paterson Prize for Books for Young People – 2022

It is a great honor to receive the Paterson Prize for Books for Young People – Grades 7-12 – for our most recent book Becoming Who You Are: Beautiful Painted Arrow’s Life & Lessons for Children Ages 10-100! This is an annual book award put on by the Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College in New Jersey.

Paterson, is of course, home to the poet/doctor William Carlos Williams and the great beat poet Allen Ginsberg.

I visited Paterson in July 2017 when I was in New Jersey for work. I bought a copy of William Carlos Williams’ Paterson, and read it by the Great Falls of the Passaic River. If you can’t make it to Paterson in person, there is always the Jim Jarmusch film, “Paterson,” about a poet bus driver named Paterson.

What do I do? I listen to the water falling. (No sound of it here but with the wind!) This is my entire occupation.” (William Carlos Williams, Paterson, p. 46).

Thank you to The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College for this award!

3 thoughts on “Paterson Prize for Books for Young People – 2022

    • Thanks Mike – hope you and Marie and family are doing well! More book news coming soon – also, check out the summer edition of Parabola – you can access online…
      Best,
      Dave

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