tom daley

obituary picture/the lost and found

“your sneaker feet / bouncing under the trampoline / and the amphetamine of your smile”


tom daley (he/him/his) was a machinist for over two decades and now leads poetry writing workshops online and in the boston, massachusetts area. he loves a good story and performs them for friends and family. he is an amateur calligrapher and graphic artist. his poetry has appeared in north american review, harvard review, massachusetts review, 32 poems, fence, denver uqarterly, crazyhorse, barrow street, prairie schooner, witness, poetry ireland review, and elsewhere. recipient of the dana award in Poetry and the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Prize from the Academy of American Poets, he is the author of a play, Every Broom and Bridget—Emily Dickinson and Her Irish Servants, which he performs as a one-man show. FutureCycle Press published his first-full length collection of poetry, House You Cannot Reach—Poems in the Voice of My Mother and Other Poems, in the summer of 2015.