William F Dougherty
Biography of William F Dougherty
William F. Dougherty, Ph.D., has published two books of poetry and served as a newspaper editor, critic, lecturer, reviewer, and speechwriter. He wrote his master's thesis on W. B. Yeats at Central Connecticut State University and his doctoral dissertation on Wallace Stevens for his PhD from the University of Connecticut.
Dr. Dougherty has taught courses at Central Connecticut University, University of Connecticut, University of Hartford, Teikyo-Post University, Manchester Community College, and Eastern Connecticut State University.
He has published poems in The Wallace Stevens Review, North American Review,
Descant, Forum (Houston) , Romantics Quarterly, The Lyric, Maine Life, Connecticut River Review, California State Poetry Quarterly, The Raintown Review, Best Poems of 2005, and the International Who’s Who in Poetry.
Poetry Books: Owl Light, Wings Press,1982. (Available at Amazon.com) and
Poems: New & Used, Poemeaters Press,2004.
From 1960-1981, he served as chief editorial writer or editorial page editor of the Waterbury Republican-American, The Hartford Times, Boston Herald-Traveler, Nashua Telegraph, and New Bedford Standard-Times.
He lives and writes in West Hartford, Connecticut.
William F Dougherty's Works:
Connecticut universities, including UConn.
'Owl Light.' Wings Press.
'Poems: New & Used.' Poemeates Press.
'Feminine Archetypes in Wallace Stevens.' UMI
- Wallace Stevens: The Click of Marbled Or...
- The Zipper
- A Roman Sentry's Friday Duty
- September 11 (See New Revision)
- Candle Power
- A Promise to Keep (Update.)
- The Stranger
- Owl Light
- Black Knots
- Sunday Is Visiting Day
[from the Crab Sonnets]
They sank a silver zipper in my chest:
a foot of snag-toothed staples used to chain
the cavity where cancer bloomed its yeast.
The lovely morphine drips: I don't complain.
I feel aloof; the nurses glide like ghosts,
their chat like crinkled cellophane: I sway
upon an inner stalk each time I'm dosed.