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Three Poets in June @ William Hall

The William Hall Library has invited three notable Rhode Island poets to read work that paints pictures of summer scenes and to sign and sell copies of their books. Come join us for this celebration of all things poetic! 

Free and open to the public. Register below to receive email reminders about the event or contact the library for assistance.

Karen Donovan’s newest collection of poems, Monad+Monadnock, was published in 2022. Her book Planet Parable appears in the innovative multi-author volume Trio along with complete books by the poets Diane Raptosh and Daneen Wardrop. Her other books of poems are Your Enzymes Are Calling the Ancients, which won the Lexi Rudnitsky / Editor’s Choice Award, and Fugitive Red, which won the Juniper Prize. She is also the author of Aard-vark to Axolotl, a collection of tiny stories and essays. She has new work in the 2022 anthology Dreaming Awake: New Contemporary Prose Poetry from the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. From 1985 to 2005 she co-edited ¶: A Magazine of Paragraphs, a print journal of very short prose. She lives in Riverside, way too close to the water. Read more about Karen at karendonovanpoetry.com.

David Dragone is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Crosswinds Poetry Journal, an
international journal of poetry in its ninth year of publication. Crosswinds Poetry Journal is an arm of Crosswinds Poetry, which obtained full non-profit status in 2023. David was a finalist in The Orchard Street Press national poetry contest in 2023. His poetry has appeared in Avocet, Bryant Literary Review, California Quarterly, Common Ground Review, Commonweal, Connecticut River Review, Main Street Rag, The Providence Journal, Rhode Island Public Radio, Trinity Repertory Theater, and others. David is the author of two full-length poetry books: Temperaments, and the more recent Primal, published in 2022. He is a member of The Academy of American Poets, The New England Poetry Club, and Ocean State Poets, and he facilitates poetry workshops in libraries and teaches violin. Read more about him at davedragone.com.

Thomas D. Jones, a transplant from New Jersey now living in Rhode Island, is formerly the publisher of Wings Literary Magazine and Litlover (Online). Recent publications include: Rhyme and Punishment: Anthology of Comedic Verse, Home Planet News Online, and Arlington Literary Review. His books include Genealogy X and Voices from the Void (Poets Press). You can find his poetry at tdjonespoet.weebly.com and https://poetdude.substack.com.

Saturday, June 1, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zach Berger; 401-781-2450; zach@cranstonlibrary.org
William Hall Library
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