Culture

Poet Joe Donahue: Game-Changing Review of His Latest Books

Michael Leong in the online cultural publication hyperallergic.com contributes what could be a game-changing review of recent books by poet Joseph Donahue (Lowell-connected and holder of an endowed professor’s chair at Duke University). Here’s the opening paragraph: Among contemporary American poets, Joseph Donahue is an underrecognized master. For years, he…

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Tourist in Your Own Town

About ten years ago, there was an annual program called “Be a Tourist in Your Own Town” organized by the Lowell Historic Board, Greater Merrimack Valley Convention and Visitor Bureau, National Park Service, and others. It was a franchise-type operation like the various “First Night” celebrations around the country. I…

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@ Book Mill

All the writers, book-sellers, readers, and listeners at the Pollard Memorial Library’s Author Round-Up at Mill No. 5 had a top-notch time yesterday. I dare one city of Lowell’s size to come up with the writers line-up that Sean Thibodeau of the Pollard put together for readings from 12 noon…

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