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Dental Tales

Dental Tales By David Daniel One: Music The dental hygienist wants to talk about music, which is issuing quietly from the speaker in the laptop open on the counter. The screen displays my most recent set of x-rays. But x-rays seem incidental; she’s going on about singers she likes—Nora Jones…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 18

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Ch. 18: Dress up, sit up, chin up The afternoon’s special guest positioned herself in front of the lectern while the headmistress took her seat on the nuns’ platform. Adeline Greenwood’s slim athletic build was similar to Sister Roger’s. Blanche thought maybe she played…

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Loom Press book featured in Boston Globe

The Boston Globe’s “New England Literary News” section recently featured We Hold on to What We Can, a new book of poems by Sarah Alcott Anderson that is published by Loom Press. Here’s what the Globe wrote about Anderson’s book: In her wise and elegant debut collection “We Hold on…

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I Was a Teenage Bibliophile

I Was a Teenage Bibliophile By Pierre V. Comtois This story originally appeared in River Muse: Tales of Lowell and the Merrimack Valley. It’s hard to believe now, but at one time Lowell was a veritable Mecca for lovers of the written word with books and magazines available almost everywhere…

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Tinkertoys

Tinkertoys By David Daniel Lucy is in Boston for a three-day conference on commercial architecture. She grew up in the city’s suburbs, and although she has not been back in twenty-five years and no longer has family in the area, she nevertheless finds herself experiencing an unexpected sense of return.…

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New Poem by James Provencher

Nonesuch River By James Provencher We walk the bank of the Nonesuch River through Scarborough Marsh heading toward Pine Point. We wind with the tidal stream through grey-green raspy tussocks and pungent mudflats. Where the ground goes flat in salt marshes creeping and laced with creeks seeping down to the…

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The Lowell Review in Lowell Sun

Thanks to the Lowell Sun for taking note of The Lowell Review (2021). Here’s what was written in Sunday’s political column: Under further review TWO WELL-known and respected Lowellians, Richard Howe Jr. and Paul Marion, have combined their literary skills and historical knowledge to launch the publication of The Lowell…

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My Last Day with Ollie Noonan

William C. Crawford is a social worker, writer, and photographer who lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He was a photojournalist in Vietnam and has since written a number of books of photography and on other topics. The following story about Crawford’s friend and mentor Ollie Noonan Jr. (an AP…

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Under the Same Sun

Under the Same Sun By Mark Cote I watched a young boy play in the sand at the beach the other day, never growing tired of the shifting waterline as it took with it his attempts at building sand castles and sand dinosaurs. All day long, wrestling with his brother,…

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