WRNI – Even for the most seasoned Rhode Islanders, the Ocean State harbors lots of savory secrets, some tucked away in the folds of South County's farmland and others in Woonsocket's triple deckers. This week we feature a poem by Rhode Island's poet laureate emeritus, Tom Chandler, about a tall treasure in Foster that is part of who we are.
Tom Chandler is poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus and professor of creative writing at Bryant University. He is the author of five books of poetry, including his most recent, Toy Firing Squad. Chandler is also the founder and editor of the Bryant Literary Review and a columnist for the Providence Journal.