addition to his post at the Online School of Poetry, Tom Daley tutors beginning and experienced poets in person and by correspondence and teaches poetry writing at the Boston Center for Adult Education in Boston, Massachusetts and poetry and memoir writing at Lexington (MA) Community Education. He is a member of the tutorial faculty of Walnut Hill School for the Arts.

He has been a guest instructor in ekphrastic writing at Brown University and in poetry writing and performance at Stonehill College and SUNY Cobleskill. Tom has led poetry writing workshops and classes at the Writers In the Round annual retreat for songwriters and poets on Star Island (Rye, New Hampshire) and workshops in the creative process at the Nantucket Atheneum.

Tom Daley’s poetry has been published in: Harvard Review, Barrow Street, Prairie Schooner, Vox, Diagram, 32 Poems, Archipelago, Perihelion, Poetry Ireland Review, Southern Humanities Review and Hacks: The Grub Street Anthology. His manuscript, Shim, was a semi-finalist for the 2004 Bakeless Prize and a finalist for the 2005 Emily Dickinson First Book Prize offered by The Poetry Foundation.

He graduated with highest honors in Creative Writing from the University of North Carolina, where he won the Charles and Fanny Fay Wood Academy of American Poets Prize.

Testimonial: International performance poet and Online School of Poetry instructor Regie Gibson writes:  “His panoramic scope is elegantly matched with a sensitive attention to nuance. Whether behind the camera of the pen, Daley’s images leave us with a sense of beauty in things mundane, and of life emerging from a decaying world.” (

Priscilla Turner Spada is a poet and artist residing in Newburyport, MA. Her first chapbook, Light in Unopened Windows, is being published by Finishing Line Press, KY, in 2016. She has also been published in Wingbeats II, Dos Gatos Press, NM; Merrimac Mic Anthology II, Going with the Floes, Newburyport, MA; and her first published poem was in the PPLP 2006 chapbook, What is Home. She has been a participant in the PPL projects and read at the Hoot for 10 years. She is a regular reader at the Powow River and Joppa/Audobon poetry readings in Newburyport, MA.

Priscilla has had her own handmade glass bead and jewelry business for 20 years, exhibiting in many galleries and appearing in numerous national publications. She also draws and paints, and sings with Voices from the Heart, Portsmouth, NH.


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