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Spring into Poetry: Three Poets Read @ Central

In honor of April Is Poetry Month, CPL has invited three notable Rhode Island poets to share their work and sign and sell copies of their books. Come join us for this celebration of all things poetic! Light refreshments will be served.

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 8th year of publication. Dave’s 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. Dave 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. Dave facilitates poetry workshops in libraries, teaches violin, and serves on the board of the non-profit Notable Works Publication and Distribution Company. 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. His work has appeared in Hudson County Multicultural Anthology, Appleseeds: An Anthology of Americana Poetry, Beyond the Rift: Poets of the Palisades, New Jersey Bards Poetry Review, and Home Planet News Online. His books include Genealogy X and Voices from the Void. Tom earned a BA in English Literature from Seton Hall University and an MA from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at NYU. Tom has worked in publishing, taught English as a Second Language, and now works for the postal service. Read more about Tom at tdjonespoet.weebly.com.

Saturday, April 15, 2023
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Zach Berger; 401-943-9080 x3; zach@cranstonlibrary.org
James T. Giles Community Room
Central Library
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