January 9th: Dennis Daly Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On January 9th, we enjoy a full-length feature from poet Dennis Daly.

Dennis Daly was born in Salem Massachusetts. He graduated from Boston College with a B.S. degree and earned a Master of Arts degree at Northeastern University. At Northeastern he studied poetry under Samuel French Morse.

For ten years Dennis worked for the General Electric Company. He became a union activist and was elected into the leadership of the 9000 member Local 201 of the International Union of Electrical Workers. During this period he published and edited The Union Activist and the North Shore Union Leader. He also was the managing editor of the Electrical Union News.

Dennis has been published in numerous magazines and small poetry journals such as The Sou’wester, Lyric, Boston Today Magazine, Soundings East, Tendril, Poetry &, Green House, Lyrical Somerville, and is included with two other poets in a chapbook entitled 10 X 3, published by Northeastern University Press. He also has done a verse translation of Sophocles' Ajax, which will be published in the next issue of Wilderness House Literary Review. He reads his poems regularly at Stone Soup Poetry and the Walnut Street Coffee Cafehttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif in Lynn and is a member of the Bagel Bards.

In addition Dennis has published travel articles and many op-ed pieces in the Salem Evening News. He is currently working on two books of poetry.

Dennis lives in Salem Massachusetts with his wife, Joanne. They have four children.

Visit the poet's blog.