Timothy Gager’s ‘Grand Slam: A Coming of Eggs Story’

On December 7, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times


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Timothy Gager has been a ubiquitous presence on the Somerville Literary Scene. He and I founded The Somerville News Writers Festival in 2003, and he has hosted any number of Somerville writers at his Dire Series in Cambridge, Mass. Over the years I have reviewed any number of his books, both poetry and fiction. This week Mignon Ariel King reviews his latest book.

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Lyrical Somerville – December 7

On December 7, 2016, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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I was introduced to Boyah J. Farah by Somerville poet Kirk Etherton at Bunker Hill Community College, where Boyah and I both teach. He had quite a story to tell, and I was lucky to have him share a poem with us for the LYRICAL. Boyah J. Farah is a refugee turned writer from Somalia whose works of nonfiction have been featured in The Guardian, Harvard Transition, Grub Daily, and Truthdig. A Judy Layzer Fellow, he is currently taking the Memoir Incubator at GrubStreet Creative Writing School in Boston.

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Lyrical Somerville – July 9

On July 9, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Recently I had the pleasure to compose a poem for a nurse I work with at McLean Hospital, Kareen Eka. Kareen is the winner of the Vision of Excellence Award presented by the hospital. I read the poem at the ceremony accompanied by guitarist/composer Jack Holland. I want to thank Sheree Pollock, RN for help with the poem, especially with her knowledge of perfume and jewelry.

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Women Musicians Network 17th annual concert, March 5

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Lucy Holstedt, my neighbor and friend on School St. in Somerville puts on this great musical event in Boston every year. Here is an article by her husband Kirk Etherton, who also helps with this festive occasion.

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Somerville Lyrical – February 19

On February 19, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Somerville Poet Afaa Michael Weaver is a two- time  Pushcart Prize-winner and an English professor at Simmons College. His poem “American Income” was recently republished in The New York Times.

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Lyrical Somerville – January 15

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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Camus wrote, and I paraphrase: “After 40, a man is responsible for his own face.” So one day young readers you must face your face. Poet Joe Farley explains.

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The First and Last Word Poetry Series

On January 15, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times

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The Center for the Arts at the Armory Poetry at the Cafe
191 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA
Tuesday, January 21
7 p.m./Admission $4.00
Reading and Open Mic

Hosted by: Harris Gardner and Gloria Mindock

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Lyrical Somerville – January 8

On January 8, 2014, in Latest News, by The Somerville Times
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In this picture you see the half face of poet Robert K. Johnson outside the window of the house at 33 Ibbetson Street in Somerville, Mass. This is where Somerville’s literary magazine Ibbetson Street was birthed in 1998.

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