New York State Author and Poet Awards
New York State Author/Poet Awards: By special mandate in 1985, the Institute was selected by the New York State Legislature to award both the Edith Wharton Citation of Merit for Fiction Writers (State Author) and the Walt Whitman Citation of Merit for Poets (State Poet) every two years. The Governor awards each citation upon the recommendation of two advisory panels of distinguished authors convened under the aegis of the Institute.
School, college, division or unit: New York State Writers Institute
New York State Governor's Office