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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


        Published Work: 

  • 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.

        Poetry Workshops:

  • Cranston Central Library, Cranston, RI

  • Barrington Library, Barrington, RI

  • Tiverton Library, Tiverton, RI



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