Warwick poets Donna Reis and Donna Spector, who call themselves “the other Donnas,” will be reading their poems at the Amity Gallery on October 8, at 7:00 p.m.
Donna Reis is the author of two full length poetry collections: Torohill (Deerbrook Editions, 2022) and No Passing Zone (Deerbrook Editions, 2012), which was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is co-editor and contributor to the anthology, Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (The University of Akron Press, 2005). Her non-fiction book, Seeking Ghosts in the Warwick Valley: 60 Personal Accounts (Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2003) has sold nearly 3000 copies.
Donna Spector was the winner of the Masters Poetry Prize, three-times nominated for the Pushcart Prize, a semi-finalist for the Brittingham Poetry Prize, Emily Dickinson Poetry Award, Nimrod Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, Chester H. Jones poetry competition and a finalist for the National Poetry Book Award, May Swenson Poetry Award, Snake Nation Press Poetry Award, Akron Poetry Prize, Paumanok Poetry Award, San Diego Poets Press American Book Series, she has received two National Endowment for the Humanities (N.E.H.) grants to study in Greece. A program of her poems was produced by Australia National Radio.