Walt Whitman Birthplace Association is proud to present Tammy Nuzzo-Morgan as the 2017 Long Island Poet of the Year. The annual award honors a notable poet on Long Island who champions poetry through creative writing, teaching and support of the Long Island community. She will be introduced by Tom Edmonds, Executive Director of the Southampton Historical Museums and Research Center. Nuzzo-Morgan will offer a reading of her own poetry, and she will be presented with an honorary plaque from the Board of Trustees. Her name will be permanently inscribed on the Long Island Poets Wall Plaque in the Interpretive Center. The program is free and open to the public.