C.W. Post Poetry Center Names New Director
Cates holds a Ph.D. in English from Yale University; a M.A. in the Writing Seminars from John Hopkins University, and a B.A. in Liberal Arts from the University of Texas. Dr. Cates is also an assistant professor in the English Department at C.W. Post. His poetry has been published far and wide and he has been honored with the Mellon Fellowship, the Yale Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Albert Stanburrough Cook Prize in Poetry.
"I know Isaac shares my belief that the Poetry Center must provide a home for Long Island poets as well as poets from other corners of the country," said outgoing director Norbert Krapf.
Krapf, a former Roslyn Heights resident who has held the post since the center’s inception, retired as the Center’s director and now serves as Poet Laureate for the campus.
Cates' plans for the Poetry Center include reaching new readers and increasing attendance. Four large events are planned for this spring: two readings by visiting poets, a reading in which faculty members will read favorite poems and the annual Poetry Awards Night, which will honor Krapf, this year’s guest speaker, for his years of work with the Center.