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Poetry Reading Anthony DiPietro and Patrick Donnelly

May 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Anthony DiPietro and Patrick Donnelly, two area poets, will read from their new and recent books. Their bios follow.

Anthony DiPietro is a gay poet and arts administrator originally from Providence, Rhode Island. He has lived throughout New England and in California, New York, Oregon, and Tennessee. A graduate of Brown University with honors in creative writing, he also earned a creative writing MFA at Stony Brook University. Now deputy director of Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, he resides in Worcester, MA. He composed his 2021 chapbook And Walk Through (Seven Kitchens Press) on a typewriter during the pandemic lockdowns. kiss & release is his debut collection.

“God, Anthony DiPietro’s poetry is good… I’m excited in a way that makes me remember what it was like when I’d find a book as a teenager, something dangerous and contraband, something so much a lifeline, and it would speak to all those hidden parts of me with a rush of sexuality and exposure, a mirror and a flashlight.” —Bryan Borland, founding publisher of Sibling Rivalry Press

Patrick Donnelly is the author of five books of poetry, Willow Hammer (Four Way Books, spring 2025), Little-Known Operas (Four Way Books, 2019), Jesus Said (a chapbook from Orison Books, 2017), Nocturnes of the Brothel of Ruin (Four Way Books, 2012, a Lambda Literary Award finalist), and The Charge (Ausable Press, 2003, since 2009 part of Copper Canyon Press). Donnelly is director of the Poetry Seminar at The Frost Place. He has taught at Smith College, Colby College, the Lesley University MFA Program, and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Slate, Ploughshares, The Yale Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Hayden’s Ferry Review, The Massachusetts Review, and many other journals. With his spouse Stephen D. Miller, Donnelly translates classical Japanese poetry and drama. Donnelly’s other awards include a U.S./Japan Creative Artists Program Award, an Artist Fellowship from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the Margaret Bridgman Fellowship in Poetry from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and a 2018 Amy Clampitt Residency Award.


May 8
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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