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Dave Robinson: New Poem

The New Old New England Halloween Blues by Dave Robinson Their quiet root hairs floss the rocky soil, these paper birches slouching in brownfield sun. Industrial dyes reduce to dregs of lead and mercury to be swept up to sway in pent-up buds. An unofficial flag of urban areas—the shredded,…

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“Rathcroghan, the Irish Otherworld & the Home of Halloween” by Daniel Curley

Throughout October, Trasna will focus on the Celtic festival of Samhain, better known to Americans as Halloween. The holiday originated in Ireland and celebrates that time of year when the veil between this world and the next grows thin, and life seems more mysterious. In the medieval village of Tulsk, in County Roscommon is…

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MARK GRANIER reads from Ghostlight: New & Selected Poems

Throughout October, Trasna will focus on the Celtic festival of Samhain, known better to Americans as Halloween. The holiday originated in Ireland and celebrates that time of year when the veil between this world and the next grows thin, and life seems more mysterious. This week we feature award-winning poet, photographer, and filmmaker, Mark…

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Trump debate behavior an embarrassment to the country by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. Last night’s despicable mud-wrestling, schoolyard bullying, name-calling event was neither Presidential nor a debate. Thank you, Donald.  The President who  violates all norms of behavior,  tramples science and facts, lies about virtually everything, foments divisiveness,  incites violence,  savages…

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Not too late for end-of-summer reading, pt. 1 non-fiction by Marjorie Arons-Barron

The entry below is being cross posted from Marjorie Arons-Barron’s own blog. When you’re done reading James H. Barron’s new sweeping biography and political thriller,  “The Greek Connection,” (shameless plug!)  here are some other non-fiction possibilities for the last weeks of summer. Not everything has to be about Donald Trump!…

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