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Reading and Writing in Nantucket

A few days before the summer solstice, I traveled with a group of women friends to the island of Nantucket for my first visit. We stayed at the  Star of the Sea hostel near Surfside Beach, a 20-minute bike ride … 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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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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Let Me Slip Into Something a Little Less Comfortable

As members of the U.S. Congress play chicken, glaring at each other across the aisle, more people will experience the day-to-day crisis of lost wages and income insecurity. If Congress fails to raise the debt ceiling by mid-October and the … 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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JP Reads Flash Fiction Contest

This post is especially for residents of Boston:

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