Category Archives: Good Reads and Writes

JP Reads Silent(ish) Reading Party

JP Reads, first launched in the fall of 2012, is a community-wide literary celebration that joins together the Jamaica Plain (JP) neighborhood of Boston to read a single book by hosting an author talk, varied events and shared discussions addressing … Continue reading

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GAMBA Zine: “One Coffee to Go”

“In October, we moved into a larger apartment in a triple-decker on a treeless, trash-strewn block miles from any hope of gentrification. With no furniture to fill the empty spaces, we stacked your books to make a coffee table and … Continue reading

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Namaste

“Sonam’s village is nestled in a steep valley beside a river pregnant with monsoon rains. Dogs, children, and chickens tumble over each other between narrow rows of houses. The Himalayas hide behind the clouds.” Excerpt from “Namaste” by Debka Colson. … Continue reading

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The Wisdom of Whales

There have been many times in my life when I believed the main reason I was put on this earth was to learn patience. Often, the second I walk out the door following a job interview, I long desperately to … Continue reading

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Will You Still Read Me When I’m 64?

I admit I have not done any statistical research, but it seems to me that there are many more contests, periodicals, agents and publishing companies out there looking for new young writers than new old writers. I’ve heard it said … Continue reading

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Plum Island

The sea breeze at Plum Island was cold enough to numb my skin, though the sun was warm. We sat on a log and ate french bread and cheese and grapes. I’d wanted to visit that place for 40 years. … Continue reading

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Construction Magazine

One of my poems– Mariachis of Garibaldi— was published yesterday in a beautiful online magazine called “Construction.” I encourage readers to check out their site. This is how the editors describe the magazine: Construction is a political, cultural, and literary online magazine … Continue reading

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