Dick Flavin - Biographical Brief
Dick Flavin is a Commonwealth institution, widely known and highly regarded for his 22-years on Boston television. He`s blessed with no small measure of talent and a memorable personality. He`s a great Red Sox fan, but in that he`s hardly unique, since there are several million patriotic Americans who qualify for that distinction.
But among those fans, those patriots, who stretch from sea to shining sea, there may be no other fan who finds more joy in putting pen to paper or finger to keyboard and celebrating in verse our beloved Boston Red Sox.
Since the inception of the Writers Series he has been present at all of our events. Being slow of mind, however, it took me a while to realize Mr. Flavin`s special gifts, in both verse and song. But once that happened, my belated discovery, it was easy to designate him Poet Laureate of The Great Fenway Park Writers Series, subsequently expanded to Red Sox Nation and Poet Laureate of Baseball. That he willingly accepted the title and its attendant responsibilities was a special day for The Great Fenway Park Writers Series.