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Culture Roundup: Sept 14, 2020

Here is a roundup of upcoming virtual events from near and far that may be of interest to our readers: Pollard Memorial Library Jenna Blum Author Talk Sept 15 at 6pm This is the Pollard Memorial Library Foundation’s Meet the Author event featuring Jenna Blum, the author of Those Who…

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Coming Soon. Tom Sexton’s Cummiskey Alley: New and Selected Lowell Poems

The Best of Tom Sexton’s Lowell Poems Tom Sexton (photo by Kevin Harkins); cover photo (detail) by Jack Delano; book design by Dennis Ludvino CUMMISKEY ALLEY: NEW AND SELECTED LOWELL POEMS is Tom Sexton’s second book with Loom Press. The book is available now for pre-order at www.loompress.com The author…

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“Galápagos Islands” and Other Haikai and Poetry from “ELSEWHERE” by Maeve O’Sullivan

If 2020 is the year for armchair travel, Maeve O’Sullivan’s Elsewhere provides readers with an epic trip. Now in its fourth edition, it features haiku, haibun (a mix of prose and haiku), and long-form poetry. The writing captures a solo, around-the-world journey that took place in the fall of 2016…

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Tom Sexton: A New Poem

Tom Sexton has two poetry books due in the next several months, Snowy Egret Rising (Chester Creek Press) and Cummiskey Alley: New and Selected Lowell Poems (Loom Press). He’s in Alaska this season, but he and his wife, Sharyn, also keep a home in Eastport, Maine, where they often stay…

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A Letter to “Bon Bon”

From Steve O’Connor: I met John Lavin while attending University College Dublin in 1979-80. We’ve stayed in touch since then. Recently, he began to send me sections of an epistolary work in progress. I was bowled over by the beauty and sincerity of the writing. John’s from an Irish family…

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