Literature

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 31

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 32 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 32: Mnemonic Device The weeks after Thanksgiving flowed with relative calm while the student body settled into a routine structured by SFA rules and regulations. As the novelty of boarding school had worn off, spells of boredom set in. In an…

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Coffee Shop Musings #8

Coffee Shop Musings #8 By Bob Hodge Three pieces and a song from Bob Hodge. The Boy’s Club I must have been around eight, nine or ten when I first started going to the Lowell Boy’s Club on Dutton Street by the Haffner’s gas station with the kicking mule logo…

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The Lowell Review 2022

The 2022 edition of The Lowell Review is available for purchase on the Lulu.com print-on-demand publishing website. With contributions from across the United States plus Ireland, Morocco, Hungary, and the U.K., The Lowell Review 2022 contains writing and poetry about the pandemic, politics and other contemporary topics but also has…

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Le Hibou

Le Hibou Gregory F. DeLaurier It’s a hot summer day in 1966 and we’re on the road again.  Bryan is driving his Dad’s Chrysler, The Rolling Stones’ ‘Let’s Spend the Night Together’ is blasting from the radio.  We are young, happy and excited, laughing at silly jokes, talking about girls.…

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Gnomes, a New Challenge

GNOMES, A NEW CHALLENGE A sad and pathetic comedic piece By Jerry Bisantz A Gnome.  The casting call was for the role of a garden gnome.  A garden gnome.  Now, before you make any kind of decision on how you feel about this “casting call,” a little bit of back…

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Boarding School Blues:  Chapter 31

Boarding School Blues:  Chapter 31 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 31: A nice kind of weird Blanche, Titi and Andy didn’t get a chance to talk about their holiday activities before Monday afternoon’s recreation when they took possession of their favorite spot on campus – a grove where felled pine trees…

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Tom Sexton: New Poem

Creamer’s Field Wildlife Refuge by Tom Sexton   Beyond the wide fields planted with barley for the cranes, a speck of boreal forest with nature trails, wild strawberries, pale iris, seasonal marsh crossed by boardwalks now jumbled like pick-up sticks thrown down by a witless hand. The permafrost is melting.…

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Patrick Kavanagh: a Reader’s Experience

Patrick Kavanagh: a Reader’s Experience For generations of Irish readers—for this one certainly—the poetry of Patrick Kavanagh is inextricably associated with Soundings, the anthology of prescribed poetry for the Leaving Certificate English curriculum that was a staple of Irish secondary education from the end of the 1960s until the mid-1990s.…

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