Maya Angelou Papers Acquired; Remembering Her in Lowell

Today’s NYTimes includes this article about the Harlem-based Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture of the NY Public Library acquiring a massive archive of papers from author and performer Maya Angelou. The story prompted me to recall Maya Angelou’s visit to Lowell in 1989 as a guest of Middlesex Community College. Following is…

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New Poems by Vincent Spada of Methuen

Methuen resident Vincent Spada has published his first book of poems, “One Under the Sun” (Brambleby Books). Interestingly, the Hartfordshire, England-based publisher specializes in books on natural history and poetry. The author works in a Salvation Army Thrift Store. To order the book, visit www.brambleby.co.uk. Following is a sample of…

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October – Kerouac’s Favorite Month

Don’t miss Rachel Briere’s article in the Lowell Sun Today – “Never missing a beat.” She sets the stage for the greatly revamped upcoming “Lowell Celebrates Kerouac” aka Jack Kerouac Literary Festival in these opening paragraphs: The dawning of October in New England ushers in a number of unique elements setting the…

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