Literature

Boarding School Blues, chapter 8

Boarding School Blues  By Louise Peloquin  Chapter 8: Quick showers Andy, Titi and Blanche found moaning and groaning about strict teachers, boring courses and endless homework quite enjoyable. Among the top contentious points was the shower rule. Like a lot of teenage girls, they all liked to dilly-dally in the…

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Peuo Tuy: A Poem

Peuo Tuy is the author of Khmer Girl (2014) in which the poem below appears. She is a contributor to the anthology Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell (2020). Running Water & Soap Suds By Peuo Tuy R.I.P. 3.4.21 Ngem Chea My Grandmother’s mocha-colored hands mingle with soap suds underneath…

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Gary Metras: Poem

Gary Metras directed Adastra Press for many years. Now he fishes for trout and writes poems. This poem is from his recent collection Captive in the Here (Cervena Barva Press 2018). At Adastra, Gary brought out several books by Mike Casey and Tom Sexton, regular contributors to our blog. That…

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Boarding House Blues, chapter 7

Boarding School Blues By Louise Peloquin Chapter 7: Beginning to Belong Blanche and her classmates stepped up to the academic pace. Freshmen followed required courses such as English, algebra, biology and social studies. Because the school had been founded by a religious order from Québec, French had a prominent place…

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