Written by Sarah Swann
The book title references people who do the hardest part of a task in the beginning. Donaghy's theory is that after you finish the hard part, you are home free.
When he writes, Donaghy explains, "I try to speak to the reader in language that is clear, precise, conversational and inviting, and driven by a strong rhythm." The theme for most of his poems focuses on his adolescence.
Donaghy also is the author of "Streetfighting," a Paterson Poetry Prize Finalist, an award offered for a book of poems that is 48 pages or more and has a print of 500 copies or more.
Donaghy earned a bachelor of arts from