Dan Shanahan Poetry Reading Text Size

Event takes place on May 24, 2014 at 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM
Community Room - Holyoke Public Library - 250 Chestnut Street


Poetry, music, and stories!


Holyoke-raised Daniel Shanahan will again share his Holyoke poems that narrate the geological, historical and spiritual landscape that ranges from the dinosaurs, to the glaciers, to the first people, to the river, to the canals and factories and family life as well. He will also read recollections about his time as a boy in the Library Reading Room in the 1950′s. 


Dan will be accompanied by Robert Jonas, a Shakuhachi flute master, Carla Bee, vocalist, Steve Sleboda, poet and musician, and Megan Moore, story teller.


Hosted by the Friends of the Library. Dan’s March 8th reading was such a success that we invited him to return. 


Tell a friend, bring a friend! Light refreshments will be provided.

Library tours will be offered after the program.




Dan is currently writing and will read from his fourth book The Ground We Stand On, which focuses on the landscape of characters and the character of the landscape of Holyoke. Dan has traveled widely, and lived in Alaska and India. He is the sole proprietor of Lotus Seed Poetry; see


Dan is the author of three books of poetry. He began writing poems at fifteen, spending days in the reading room of the Holyoke, MA Library listening to 78rpm vinyl records of Yeats, Dylan Thomas and T.S. Eliot.

View the PDF flier: DanShanahan_flyer_May24

Posted on May 20, 2014 by