Literature

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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Divorce or Rebirth??

Divorce or Rebirth?? By Nick Cote Author’s Note: I wrote this piece soon after I made the very difficult decision to leave a very long term relationship and marriage in 2017. To me, writing is very cathartic and therapeutic. I write pieces such as this about my life as a…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 29

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 29 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 29: Tempus Fugit Mundane activities filled Thanksgiving weekend. Maman asked Blanche to haul four large, mothball-perfumed boxes up from the basement. Long ago, they had served as receptacles for a wedding trousseau of fine linens and dainty lingerie. Although they had…

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Tom Sexton: A New Poem

Our friend and occasional contributor to this blog Tom Sexton in Alaska sent us a poem that he brought back from a recent walk near his home in Anchorage. Tom’s latest book is a collection of his best poems about Lowell, Cummiskey Alley, available at loompress.com, on amazon, and at…

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Boarding School Blues: Chapter 28

Boarding School Blues: Chapter 28 By Louise Peloquin Ch. 28: A Grocery Stop A bear hug replaced verbal goodbyes between the two friends. Blanche strutted down C’s front steps with a swing in her hips thinking of the Animals, the Dave Clark Five, Gerry and the Pacemakers and the other…

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