Lisa Starr

Poetry On The Air

Apr 27, 2018

Poetry On The Air is part of the first-ever Providence Poetry Festival, a city-wide collaboration between Rhode Island Public Radio, the Providence Public Library, Books on the Square, the Providence Athenaeum, Moses Brown School, and others.  A full listing of events is available here.

(PROVIDENCE, RI) Rhode Island has a new state poet. Dr. Rick Benjamin of Warwick has been selected to replace outgoing state poet Lisa Starr of Block Island, whose 5 year term has expired.   Benjamin lectures at Brown, RISD and is on the faculty of Vermont’s Goddard College. He has published two volumes of poetry and has edited several others.