Susan April: A Poem

Susan April grew up in Lowell and Dracut. She is a scientist who lives in Maryland. She offered us this dream-like poem from 1989.   End of Track by Susan April   I’m running home again. The church off Shattuck Street smells like morning Mass. The granite curb feels cool…

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“Take Me out to the Ballgame,” and Other Poems by K.T. Slattery

This week Trasna is pleased to feature the work of K.T. Slattery. A native of Tennessee, who now lives in the West of Ireland, Slattery is a familiar with Transatlantic crossings. “My biggest regret / Moving across the wide ocean- / I missed that glorious day / Red Sox World Champions!!!!” We commend Slattery not…

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Checking the Property

Inspired by last week’s Presidential Inauguration, Paul Marion shares this poem from his book, Union River: Poems and Sketches (2017), available at www.loompress.com CHECKING THE PROPERTY by Paul Marion My nine-year-old son says, “I’m going to read the ‘Gettysburg Address.’” What’s the Lincoln shorthand? Freed the slaves, saved the union.…

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