York College Professor Wins Poet of The Year Award

Tomás Modesto Galán, a York College professor in the Department of Foreign Languages, a "Dominican writer" and cultural activist, was the recipient of the 2015 Poet of the Year Award at the recent Americas Poetry Festival of New York.

The Division of Interdisciplinary Studies at the Center for Worker Education of The City College of New York presented the award at a gathering of multilingual poets from all over the world. The event honors the memory of the late Colombian poet William Beltrain (1973-2011). Professor Galán is the Cultural Coordinator of the Latino-American Book Festival, Libro Abierto. His works have appeared in several anthologies: Voces de Ultramar, Viajeros del Rocío, Tertuliando, and Brújula Compass 28, de 1998. Galán’s poetry collection Amor en bicicleta was awarded the Premio Letras de Ultramar in 2014.

York College extends congratulations to Professor Galán on his outstanding accomplishment!