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.

About the Gardener

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

Frances Donovan’s work has appeared in such publications as Borderlands, Snapdragon, Marathon Literary Review, Gender Focus, The Writer, Chronogram, Incessant Pipe, 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 2017 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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