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Lisa Starr


Lisa Silverberg Starr, founder of the Block Island Poetry Project, divides her time among a variety of interests, her family, and her passion for poetry.

The Poet Laureate of Rhode Island from 2008-2013, a two-time recipient of the Rhode Island fellowship for poetry, a former college instructor, waitress, freelance writer and publicist, Lisa has published three full-length collections of poetry: Days of Dogs and Driftwood (1993), This Place Here (2001), and Mad with Yellow (2009). Her individual works appear in journals and publications around the country.

The Block Island Poetry Project provides a way for her to combine her seemingly disparate vocations as poet and innkeeper with her love for the land and devotion to building community.

My Artists Sessions

Sunday, November 22

12:00pm PST

Monday, November 23

4:45pm PST