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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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The Tell by Hester Kaplan

Hester Kaplan brings such fresh language and uncanny insight to whatever her keen eye lands upon — from pond water to slot machines, from a middle school classroom to a marriage – it’s as if she creates it anew. Everything, … Continue reading

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The Paternity Test

“To open any of Michael Lowenthal’s novels is to be struck by the visceral power of his images.  From a woman’s “depthless smile” to a man with a belly like a rucksack, from flags snapping in the wind at a … Continue reading

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Book Festivals

The 29th Miami Book Fair International, the largest literary festival in the U.S., took place this weekend.  I would have loved to have been there.  The outdoor street fair hosts over 250 publishers and booksellers, writers from the U.S. and … Continue reading

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Clangings by Steven Cramer

“A wild, original departure for Steven Cramer, the forty-nine poems in “Clangings” constitute a single dramatic monologue—the speaker manifesting “clang associations”—mental connections made between dissociated ideas through rhymes, puns, neologisms and other non-linear speech, occurring frequently in schizophrenia and mania.  … Continue reading

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Review This

Last Tuesday I attended Pablo Medina’s first public reading of his new novel Cubop City Blues at Harvard Book Store, an independent bookseller in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  As implied by the title, the prose of this book riffs and pops, saunters … Continue reading

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Bookshelf Art

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