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. You know — for kids.

Photo of Frances Donovan (Okelle) pointing at a picture of a cat pasted on a wall
Frances Cat points at Street Art Cat

About the Gardener

Frances Donovan is the author of the chapbook Mad Quick Hand of the Seashore. Her work has appeared in such publications as Borderlands, Snapdragon, Marathon Literary Review, and Oddball Magazine. View more publication credits (with links) here.  She holds a degree in English from Vassar College and is an MFA candidate at Lesley University. Frances curated the Poetry@Prose reading series and has appeared as a featured reader at numerous venues in the Northeast. In 1998 she drove a bulldozer in a Gay Pride Parade. In 2018 she became a certified Poet Educator in Massachusetts. She enjoys candle-lit dinners, long walks on the beach, and writing about herself in the third person. Find her on social media at twitter.com/okelle, www.facebook.com/frances.donovan.poet, and plus.google.com/+FrancesDonovan.

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