My name is David Dragone. Thanks for visiting!
I'm a poetry editor and publisher, poetry workshop facilitator, and violin teacher/performer.
First of all, let me say that I'm grateful for the support and help I've received from poets, friends and music teachers over the years. I've been involved with poetry in some manner for decades, and have taught violin in my home studio for over twenty years.
Below is my poetry CV and some additional information
Founder / Editor-in-Chief - Crosswinds Poetry Journal 2015 - Present
Poetry contest judges have included:
Richard Blanco, Presidential Inaugural Poet
Lloyd Schwartz, Pulitzer Prize-winner
Tina Cane, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island
Alexandria Peary, Poet Laureate of New Hampshire
Tom Chandler, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Rhode Island
Lisa Starr, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Rhode Island
Margaret Gibson, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Connecticut
Chard DeNiord, Poet Laureate Emeritus of Vermont
Two full-length poetry collections Temperaments (2016) Primal (2022), by The Main Street Rag, and a chapbook, Interpretations, awaiting publication. My poetry has appeared or been featured in:
Avocet, Bryant Literary Review, California Quarterly, Common Ground Review, Commonweal,
Connecticut River Review, The Main Street Rag,The Orchard Street Press, Providence Sunday Journal,
Rhode Island Public Radio, Trinity Repertory Theatre, The Hartford Courant, and others.
Poetry Readings as solo or featured poet:
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, Bristol, RI, Barrington Library, Barrington, RI,
Bryant University, Smithfield, RI, Charter Bookstore, Newport, RI, Contemporary Theatre, Wakefield, RI,
Cranston Central Library, Cranston, RI, East Greenwich Library, East Greenwich, RI, Jamestown Arts Center,
Jamestown, RI, Middletown Library, Middletown, RI, Newport Library, Newport, RI, North Providence Library,
N. Providence, RI, Portsmouth Library, Portsmouth, RI, Redwood Library, Newport, RI, Tiverton Library, Tiverton, RI, Warwick Center for the Arts, Warwick, RI, Wilcox Park, Westerly, RI.
Cranston Central Library, Cranston, RI
Barrington Library, Barrington, RI
Tiverton Library, Tiverton, RI