Poets’ corner

In an age when some pundits bemoan our cultural decline, Greenburgh continues to be a poetic oasis. The town – through Sarah Bracey White, executive director of its Arts and Culture Committee – sponsors an annual poetry contest, which receives entries from student and adult poets all over the tristate area. Winners and finalists in the various categories gathered recently at Town Hall to savor an autumnal afternoon of cider, sweets and the treat of hearing their words read aloud by their own voices before an appreciative audience of their peers.

The poems in this the 42nd annual contest have been published in an anthology that will be distributed to libraries across Westchester County. It’s called “Let the Poets Speak.”

Thanks to Greenburgh and Sarah Bracey White, author of the powerful new memoir “Primary Lessons,” they do.

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