Culture

Fred Woods: New Poem

Fred Woods of Cambridge, Mass., and places farther west in America is a past contributor to this blog. He has a poem in issue #1 of The Lowell Review. A media producer, lawyer, sailor, sports fan, and veteran of the Paul Tsongas political campaigns, Fred is married to Nancy Bellows…

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‘A Morning Walk’ from “Intimate City: Dublin Essays” by Peter Sirr

Featured in today’s Irish Times is a collection of essays by prize-winning poet, Peter Sirr: “Intimate City: Dublin Essays.” This week, Trasna is pleased to present ‘A morning walk,’ one of the essays from this brilliant collection.  Sirr’s essays explore Dublin’s past and present; travel its narrow lanes; meditate on…

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A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day

A Man You Don’t Meet Every Day By Stephen O’Connor “I never heard a singer as good as Liam, ever. He was the best ballad singer I ever heard in my life, and still is.” —Bob Dylan, 1986 Somewhere around 1982, not long after the noon hour on a Saturday,…

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Boston Globe Reviews Miller’s New Poems About Merrimack River and Lowell

  Nina MacLaughlin of The Boston Globe (6-6-21) reviews Matthew W. Miller’s new book of poems, cover-to-cover about the Merrimack River and Lowell: “In his hewn and forceful new collection of poetry, “Tender the River” (Texas Review), Matthew W. Miller makes a coursing book-length portrait of the Merrimack River, its…

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