About

The Garden of Words came into existence about 20 years ago. Like all websites of a certain age, it has grown and evolved over time. Most content on the site now deals with poetry, books, and Boston’s thriving literary scene, with occasional forays into personal essays, politics, and queer experience. You know — for kids.

About the Gardener

Photograph of poet Frances DonovanFrances Donovan’s chapbook Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore was named a finalist in the 31st Lambda Literary Awards. Publication credits include The Rumpus, Snapdragon, and SWWIM. She holds an MFA in poetry from Lesley University, is a certified Poet Educator with Mass Poetry, and has appeared as a featured reader at numerous venues. She once drove a bulldozer in an LGBTQ+ Pride parade while wearing a bustier. You can find her climbing hills in Boston and on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.