Literature

Ain’t Got Nuthin

Ain’t Got Nuthin (Writer’s cramp during Covid) By Jerry Bisantz Copyright 2020 “I ain’t got nuthin!”  Forget the double negative, because the truth is the truth… that scary answer to that most frightening of all questions: “whatcha working on now?””  Can’t a goddamn playwright  get some peace in this world?…

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Best Dog Ever

Best Dog Ever By David Daniel For Bobby Harrison, 1948-1995 When I got out of the service I couldn’t find a job, so I went back to live at my parents’ house. I still had a little Army money, so I started hanging around with my friend Bobby. He had…

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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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July 19, 1969

July 19, 1969 By Steve O’Connor   Saturday night. Jack Lee stopped at the corner of Westford and Coral and leaned against the street sign. “Out of shape,” he muttered. He should never have taken the desk job at the Post Office. Up until five years ago, and for the…

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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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