July 09, 2024

Talking With Poets: Frank Robinson & Therese Broderick at the 2024 Word Fest

Thom Francis welcomes poets Frank Robinson & Therese Broderick who have been a part of the local literary community for decades. They have led workshops, featured at regional events, and written many books over the years.

Frank S. Robinson is a 1970 graduate of NYU Law School and served at the New York Public Service Commission as staff counsel and then administrative law judge until retiring in 1997. He is the author of eight books including Albany’s O’Connell Machine (1973), Children of the Dragon (a novel), and The Case for Rational Optimism (2009). Robinson is a professional coin dealer and is married to the poet Therese Broderick. Together they have a daughter, Elizabeth.

Frank’s wife, Therese L. Broderick, MFA, has lived the sweet life of a poet for more than two decades. Her poems have been published widely in several formats and have won awards both locally and beyond. She lives in Albany, New York with her optimistic husband, two fat cats, and a disheveled garden.

Frank and Therese both took the stage at the 2024 Word Fest Open Mic at the Sand Lake Center for the Arts.

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