Interview with Poet Laureate of Rhode Island Emeritus, Tom Chandler

Photo: Tom Chandler

Photo: Tom Chandler

Brief Biography:

Tom Chandler is poet laureate of Rhode Island emeritus. He has been named Phi Beta Kappa Poet at Brown University and has been a featured poet at the Library of Congress and the Robert Frost homestead.

Geosi Gyasi: Did you want to be a writer at an early age?

Tom Chandler: Yes. But I got side-tracked for a couple of decades. In my 20’s I played guitar & sang in bands.

The rest of the interview will be available in my forthcoming book (2016) by Lamar University Press Books.


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