Providence, RI – For many months now - what may, in fact, feel like an eternity - all of us have felt caught in the tight grip of distressing national news - an economy that seems to need life support, staggering unemployment, an anemic housing market. So, is there room for hope - real hope - in the midst of this bad storm? This week we feature a compelling poem on this very challenge, a poem about the possibility of hope. The poet is Rhode Islander Dave Dragone.
After working for oil companies for many years, Dave Dragone decided to refocus his career around music and writing. He now works as a piano tuner, violin instructor, and poet. Dragone and his family have lived in Rhode Island for 30 years.