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Location: Lowell, MA 01852, United States

Little Libraries

There are 11 "Little Libraries" within 25 miles.

Local venues

Lowell Law Library (0.9 miles)
Superior Courthouse, 360 Gorham Street, Lowell, MA 01852
50 Kearney Square, Lowell, MA 01852
40 French Street, Lowell, MA 01852
491 Dutton Street, Lowell, MA 01854-4221
401 Merrimack St., Lowell, MA 01852
276 Broadway Street, Lowell, MA 01854
84 University Avenue, Lowell, MA 01854
28 Arlington St, Dracut, MA 01826
The Book Vendor (2.8 miles)
101 Broadway Road #17, Dracut, MA 01826
Annie's Book Stop (3.4 miles)
1280 Westford St., Lowell, MA 01851
300 Chandler Street, Tewksbury, MA 01876
25 Boston Road, Chelmsford, MA 01824
The Book Rack (4.6 miles)
1996 Lakeview Avenue, Dracut, MA 01826
43 Newfield Street, North Chelmsford, MA 01863
15 Concord Rd, Billerica, MA 01821
24 Village Green, Pelham, NH 03076
591 Springs Road, Bedford, MA 01730
LibraryThing is collection-aware
25 Bryants Lane, Tyngsborough, MA 01879
22 Bedford Road, Carlisle, MA 01741
Elm Square, Andover, MA 01810
Andover Bookstore (8.0 miles)
89-R Main St., Andover, MA 01810
Got Books Inc. (8.1 miles)
255 Andover Street, Wilmington, MA 01887
180 Main Street, Andover, MA 01810
LibraryThing is collection-aware
355 Middlesex Ave, Unit 15, Wilmington, MA 01887

Local events

Apr
21
Greer Gilman, Cloud and Ashes, and Sonya Taaffe, Ghost Signs
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, April 21 at 7pm
In the eighteen years since her IAFA William L. Crawford Fantasy Award-winning debut novel Moonwise, Greer Gilman's writing has only grown more complex and entrancing. Cloud & Ashes is a slow whirlwind of language, a button box of words, a mythic Joycean fable that will invite immersion, study, revisitation, and delight. Cloud & Ashes comprises three tales: Jack Daw's Pack (Nebula finalist, 2001), A Crowd of Bone (World Fantasy Award winner, 2004) and the new third part, a whole novel, Unleaving. Inventive, playful, and erudite, Gilman is an archeolexicologist rewriting language itself in these long-awaited tales.

Greer Gilman is the author of Moonwise. A graduate of Wellesley and the University of Cambridge, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She likes to quip that she does everything James Joyce ever did, only backward and in high heels.

A lantern hangs for the ghosts, both desolate and numinous. The white road and the black river run down into the dark and return again. In this collection of thirty-six poems and one story, Rhysling Award-winning poet Sonya Taaffe traces the complex paths between the dead, memory, and living. A two-part cycle written over the course of seven years, "Ghost Signs" leads the reader through the underworld of myth to the hauntings of the present, where the shades of Sappho, Alan Turing, and Ludwig Wittgenstein exist alongside Charon, Dido, and The War of the Worlds. "The Boatman's Cure" follows a haunted woman and a dead man as they embark on a road trip through coastal New England, an exorcism at its end. Sharply imagined, deeply personal, Taaffe's work in Ghost Signs is at once an act of remembrance and release.

Sonya Taaffe's short fiction and poetry can be found in the collections Ghost Signs (Aqueduct Press), A Mayse-Bikhl (Papaveria Press), Postcards from the Province of Hyphens and Singing Innocence and Experience (Prime Books), and in anthologies including Aliens: Recent Encounters, Beyond Binary: Genderqueer and Sexually Fluid Speculative Fiction, The Moment of Change: An Anthology of Feminist Speculative Poetry, People of the Book: A Decade of Jewish Science Fiction & Fantasy, The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, The Alchemy of Stars: Rhysling Award Winners Showcase, and The Best of Not One of Us. She is currently senior poetry editor at Strange Horizons; she holds master's degrees in Classics from Brandeis and Yale and once named a Kuiper belt object. She lives in Somerville with her husband and two cats.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
22
Mary Pinard, Portal, and Moira Linehan, Incarnate Grace
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 22 at 7pm
Opening into a story of familial loss and its environmental echo, Portal traces the salvaging of what remains. At the center of Mary Pinard’s lyrical and formally expansive collection is a brother lost at sea in a freak tugboat accident, with the subsequent search for cause and comfort rippling throughout.

Mary Pinard teaches poetry and literature at Babson College in Wellesley, MA. Her poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, Iowa Review, Georgia Review, Boston Review, and Salamander, among others. She has published essays on poets Lorine Niedecker and Alice Oswald. She was born and raised in Seattle.

In her collection Incarnate Grace, poet Moira Linehan explores, questions, and ultimately celebrates her attempt to live in the temple of the present.

After learning she has breast cancer, the poet struggles to live an examined life. Alienated and estranged from her own body, she turns her cancer into "these binoculars, / this new way of looking," and uses it as a way of fixing herself firmly within the moment. As she travels Ireland and the Pacific Northwest, her busy mind moves from the knot in her breast to the knots in her knitting to the illuminated knots of The Book of Kells to the tossing, knotted surface of the sea; from the margins of her surgery--clean but not ideal--to the margins of illuminated manuscripts. She links the mundane to the mythic, intertwining connections between scripture and nature, storms and loss, winter and light, breast cancer and embroidery. As she returns to her home on a small pond in Massachusetts, she takes with her the fruits of her travels: the incarnate grace of the ordinary.

Vivid and compelling, Incarnate Grace finds beauty in the worst of circumstances and redemption in the fabric of daily life.

After careers as a high school English teacher and an administrator in high tech and academic settings, Moira Linehan now writes full-time and occasionally leads poetry writing workshops. Her poems have appeared in such journals as Alaska Quarterly Review, Crab Orchard Review, Image, Notre Dame Review, Poetry, Poetry East, Prairie Schooner, and TriQuarterly.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
23
Milford - SOCRATES CAFE is back!
Toadstool Bookshop - Milford, Thursday, April 23 at 6:30pm
Our Socrates Cafe will meet on the fourth Thursday each month for philosophic discussion. New members and curious thinkers are always welcome to join the forum! What's on your mind?

NOREEN STRAUCH has offered to moderate the group and is looking for people to jump-start the 'cafe'. Please contact her at 603-673-6948 for more information.

Location: Street: The Toadstool Bookshop Additional: 614 Nashua St, Lorden Plaza 603-673-1734 City: Milford, Province: New Hampshire Postal Code: 03055 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
23
Kate Bolick
Harvard Book Store, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
Kate Bolick (added from Random House)
Apr
23
Nathan Gorenstein, Tommy Gun Winter
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 23 at 7pm
A veteran journalist tracks down a family secret and rediscovers the story of Jewish gangsters run amok in 1930s Boston.

This is the true tale of two brothers, sons of a successful Jewish contractor, who along with an MIT graduate and a minister’s daughter once competed for headlines with John Dillinger, Pretty Boy Floyd and Bonnie and Clyde.

The gang was led by the angry, violent, yet often charismatic Murton Millen, a small-time hoodlum and aspiring race-car driver. With his younger brother, Irv, and later joined by neighborhood buddy and MIT graduate Abe Faber, Murt launched a career of increasingly ambitious robberies. But it was only after his sudden marriage to the beautiful eighteen-year-old Norma Brighton that the gang escalated to murder. Their crime wave climaxed at a Needham, Massachusetts, bank on February 2, 1934, when Murt cut down two local police officers—Francis Haddock and Forbes McLeod—with a Thompson submachine gun stolen from state police.

The killings, the dogged investigation by two clever detectives, and the record-setting trial with seventeen psychiatrists were national news. In Depression-era America this Boston saga of sex, ethnicity, and bloodshed made the trio and their "red-headed gun moll" infamous. Gorenstein’s account explores the Millen, Faber, and Brighton families and introduces us to cops, psychiatrists, newspaper men and women, and ordinary citizens caught up in the extraordinary Tommy Gun Winter of 1934.

Nathan Gorenstein is a former investigative reporter with the Philadelphia Inquirer and a two-time Pulitzer Prize nominee. His very wonderful grandmother was a Millen. He lives in Delaware.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
NEWBURYPORT LITERARY FESTIVAL!
Jabberwocky Bookshop, Friday, April 24 at 09am
Dozens of authors and events around Newburyport, April 24th and 25th. For more information and schedule, visit www.newburyportliteraryfestival.org

Events at Jabberwocky (all on April 25th):

- Saturday, 9am: Laura van den Berg reads from her novel Find Me

- Saturday, 10am: Jason Sokol discuss his historical account of race and politics in the Northeast, All Eyes are Upon Us

- Saturday, 11am: Vicki Croke reads from Elephant Company, her biography of James Howard "Billy" Williams, an unlikely WWII hero who had a remarkable relationship with the elephants of Burma.

- Saturday, 1pm: Ellen Meister reads from her historical novel Dorothy Parker Drank Here.

- Saturday, 2:30pm: Zachary Klein reads from Ties That Blind, the fourth crime novel featuring P.I. Matt Jacob.

- Saturday, 4pm: Ann Hood reads from her novel, An Italian Wife, a multi-generational story of an Italian family.

Location: Street: 50 Water Street Additional: Tannery Mill Bldg 1 City: Newburyport, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 01950 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
Laura Van Den Berg, "Find Me" (Andover)
Andover Bookstore, Friday, April 24 at 6:30pm
After two acclaimed story collections, Laura van den Berg brings us Find me, her highly anticipated debut novel—a gripping, imaginative, darkly funny tale of a young woman struggling to find her place in the world. Joy has no one. She spends her days working the graveyard shift at a grocery store outside Boston and nursing an addiction to cough syrup, an attempt to suppress her troubled past. But when a sickness that begins with memory loss and ends with death sweeps the country, Joy, for the first time in her life, seems to have an advantage: she is immune. When Joy’s immunity gains her admittance to a hospital in rural Kansas, she sees a chance to escape her bleak existence. There she submits to peculiar treatments and follows seemingly arbitrary rules, forming cautious bonds with other patients—including her roommate, whom she turns to in the night for comfort, and twin boys who are digging a secret tunnel. As winter descends, the hospital’s fragile order breaks down and Joy breaks free, embarking on a journey from Kansas to Florida, where she believes she can find her birth mother, the woman who abandoned her as a child. On the road in a devastated America, she encounters mysterious companions, cities turned strange, and one very eerie house. As Joy closes in on Florida, she must confront her own damaged memory and the secrets she has been keeping from herself.

Location: Andover Bookstore Street: 89 R Main Street City: Andover, Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
24
Suzi Eszterhas, Eye on the Wild
Porter Square Books, Friday, April 24 at 7pm
In this exciting new series of children's books, Suzi Eszterhas follows the lives of baby animals from birth to adulthood as they grow up in the wild.

Follow elephant, tiger, lion, sea otter, orangutan, brown bear, cheetah, and gorilla babies as they learn to navigate their environments, find their own food, and become independent.

These beautifully photographed books for young children (ages 4-7) show all aspects of the animal's life in the wild, with close-up pictures of the family group in its natural habitat.Suzi Eszterhas is an award-winning wildlife photographer based in California. Best known for her work documenting family life on the African savanna, she has undertaken commissions and led instructional photography tours and workshops everywhere from Antarctica to the Arctic and Alaska to Montana. Her photographs have been published in books, magazines and newspapers all over the world.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Yu-gi-oh Delayed to 7pm
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, April 25 at 00am
Due to the afternoon event, which may run right until 6pm, we will be starting the Saturday night Yu-gi-oh! event an hour late on April 25th, at 7:00pm. Please do not plan to arrive for pickup gaming before 6:30, as we expect the space to be full or nearly full. Thanks for your understanding.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)… (more)
Apr
25
Kate Bolick
Newburyport Art Association, Saturday, April 25 at 00am
Kate Bolick (Spinster)

Kate Bolick is a contributing editor to The Atlantic. She was previously the executive editor of Domino magazine. She lives in New York. (added from Random House)
Apr
25
Preliminary Pro Tour Qualifier Milwaukee
Pandemonium Books and Games, Saturday, April 25 at 10am
Qualify to play in the Regional Pro Tour Qualifier of your choice with this April 25th PPTQ. Entry is $10, Standard format. The winner earns the right to play in a Regional PTQ for Pro Tour Milwaukee. These RPTQs are held at regional locations (not at Pandemonium) on June 27th.

This event is held in-store at Pandemonium, unlike our last PPTQ, and begins promptly at 10am. Doors open at 9am to accomodate this.

PPTQs are serious, competitive events, and so unlike our FNM and other weekly events are run at REL Competitive. Make sure you know what this means and understand that careless or sloppy play carries serious penalties at these events, like official warnings or game losses.

Decklists are required for all REL Competitive events. Make sure to fill out your decklist in advance, or arrive early enough to have time to fill it out completely before 10am. If you are not prepared to play promptly when the event starts, you may recieve tardiness penalties, such as a game loss.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
25
Kate Bolick
Newburyport Art Association, Saturday, April 25 at 1pm
Kate Bolick (added from Random House)
Apr
25
Jessica Herthel, I Am Jazz
Porter Square Books, Saturday, April 25 at 4pm
"All young people — regardless of difference — deserve the things Jazz shares in her lovely book: a loving family, supportive friends, and the freedom to be their true selves. A beautifully illustrated and accessible primer on one trans girl's journey of living her truth." — Janet Mock, New York Times bestselling author of Redefining Realness

"A terrific and timely book that explains to kids what it means to be transgender and — more importantly — that reminds kids our similarities are much more important than our differences." — Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of The Storyteller and Between the Lines

The story of a transgender child based on the real-life experience of Jazz Jennings, who has become a spokesperson for transkids everywhere.

From the time she was two years old, Jazz knew that she had a girl's brain in a boy's body. She loved pink and dressing up as a mermaid and didn't feel like herself in boys' clothing. This confused her family, until they took her to a doctor who said that Jazz was transgender and that she was born that way. Jazz's story is based on her real-life experience and she tells it in a simple, clear way that will be appreciated by picture book readers, their parents, and teachers.

Jessica Herthel is the Director of the Stonewall National Education Project. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Jessica spent several years in private law practice before taking time off to raise her three daughters and travel abroad in the United Arab Emirates. Upon returning to Florida, Jessica began working on LGBTQ-inclusive projects with Broward County Public Schools' Office of Diversity, Cultural Outreach & Prevention. In that office Jessica oversaw the development of LGBTQ-inclusive curriculum and lesson plans for elementary, middle, and high school students; she was also the primary editor of Broward County's "LGBTQ Critical Support Guide" which is currently being implemented throughout the district. Jessica feels privileged to have worked with the indomitable Jazz on this book, and knows that Jazz's message of courage and self-worth will continue to inspire children and adults from around the world.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
26
Michaela MacColl presents "The Revelations of Louisa May"
The Concord Bookshop, Sunday, April 26 at 3pm
Join us on Sunday, April 26th at 3pm for an author presentation by Michaela MacColl, with her new novel for Young Adults.

Louisa May Alcott can't believe it—her mother is leaving for the summer to earn money for the family and Louisa is to be in charge of the household.

How will she find the time to write her stories, much less have any adventures of her own?

But before long, Louisa finds herself juggling her temperamental father, a mysterious murder, a fugitive seeking refuge along the Underground Railroad, and blossoming love.

Intertwining fact, fiction, and quotes from Little Women, Michaela MacColl has crafted another spunky heroine whose story will keep readers turning pages until the very end.

Michaela MacColl studied multidisciplinary history at Vassar College and Yale University, which turns out to be the perfect degree for writing historical fiction. She lives with her husband and two daughters in Connecticut. (TooFondOfBooks)
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Apr
26
Mitali Perkins, Jamie Hogan
Newtonville Books, Sunday, April 26 at 4pm
Mitali Perkins
Jamie Hogan (added from Random House)
Apr
26
My Little Pony Absolute Discord Prerelease
Pandemonium Books and Games, Sunday, April 26 at 6:30pm
Come play with cards from the Absolute Discord set before they release! Sign up includes six packs of the upcoming set, plus a participation promo. You'll use the cards to build a deck to battle with! Prizes include addtional packs, promos, T-Shirt, and exclusive playmat, some of which will be given out to winners, some as door prizes. Everyone has a chance at additional loot!

Event begins promptly on April 26th at 6:30pm. Entry $25.

Location: Street: 4 Pleasant St Additional: City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02139 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
27
Lori Goldstein, Becoming Jinn
Porter Square Books, Monday, April 27 at 7pm
Azra Nadira's Jinn ancestry means magic has always been inside her. But the rules don't allow her to begin drawing upon it until the day she turns sixteen. The day she receives the silver bangle that releases her powers and transforms her into a genie.

It doesn’t have to be tight like a handcuff to achieve the same effect.

Her destiny is now controlled by the powerful Afrit who rule over the Jinn world, and she must keep her true identity a secret from all but the fellow Jinn who make up her Zar sisterhood.

Though she grew up with these five Jinn "sisters," they’ve always wanted the one thing Azra never has: to become a Jinn. This fact separates Azra from them now more than ever. When she reconnects with Henry, the human boy across the street she used to play with as a child, she finds in him the best friend her Zar sisters are supposed to be.

The more she uses her powers, the less she feels like a Jinn. Maybe that’s because her focus begins to shift to Nate, the lifeguard with the underwear model exterior and sweet, shy interior.

Her attachments to Henry and Nate and the human world begin to further strain her ties to her Zar and the Jinn. With her attention divided, she skirts the rules, and her genie mistakes begin to mount, along with the consequences.

As Azra uncovers the darker world of Becoming Jinn, she realizes when genies and wishes are involved, there’s always a trick.

Lori Goldstein was born into an Italian-Irish family and raised in a small town on the New Jersey shore. She earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from Lehigh University and worked as a writer, editor, and graphic designer before becoming a full-time author. She currently lives and writes outside of Boston.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
28
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Brookline High School & Auditorium, Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30pm
Apr
28
Erika DeSimone and Fidel Louis, Voices Beyond Bondage
Porter Square Books, Tuesday, April 28 at 7pm
Slaves in chains, toiling on master’s plantation. Beatings, bloodied whips. This is what many of us envision when we think of 19th century African Americans; source materials penned by those who suffered in bondage validate this picture. Yet slavery was not the only identity of 19th-century African Americans. Whether they were freeborn, self-liberated, or born in the years after the Emancipation, African Americans had a rich cultural heritage all their own, a heritage largely subsumed in popular history and collective memory by the atrocity of slavery.

The early 19th century birthed the nation's first black-owned periodicals, the first media spaces to provide primary outlets for the empowerment of African American voices. For many, poetry became this empowerment. Almost every black-owned periodical featured an open call for poetry, and African Americans, both free and enslaved, responded by submitting droves of poems for publication. Yet until now, these poems -- and an entire literary movement -- have been lost to modern readers.

The poems in Voices Beyond Bondage address the horrific and the mundane, the humorous and the ordinary and the extraordinary. Authors wrote about slavery, but also about love, morality, politics, perseverance, nature, and God. These poems evidence authors who were passionate, dedicated, vocal, and above all resolute in a bravery which was both weapon and shield against a world of prejudice and inequity. These authors wrote to be heard; more than 150 years later it is at last time for us to listen.

Erika DeSimone earned her undergraduate degree from Westfield State University (Massachusetts), where she engaged with poetry and other creative writing projects. She later earned a Certificate of Editorial Study from New York University’s School of Professional Studies. She is currently an editorial assistant at the Modern Language Association, where she has worked for more than a decade.

Fidel Louis attended New York University, where he earned both a bachelor’s degree in linguistics (1991) and a master’s degree in mass communications (1994). While in school, he wrote and edited newspaper articles for Haiti Observateur and The Alliance. He joined the New York Amsterdam News as a contributing writer and the Caribbean News Network as managing editor. He has also written several screenplays. He speaks five languages fluently and is certified as interpreter and translator for the New York state court system.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
29
Michael Patrick MacDonald
Westin Copley Place, Boston, Wednesday, April 29 at 6pm
Michael Patrick MacDonald (added from Random House)
Apr
29
Book Event: "Interval" Alice B. Fogel
The First Parish in Cambridge - Parish House, Wednesday, April 29 at unknown time
Alice Fogel, author of "Interval," will be presenting at the NEIBA Conference: "All About Books" at Crothers Chapel, First Parish Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts on April 29. (added from Independent Publishers Group)
Apr
29
Dorie Clark
Harvard Book Store, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
Dorie Clark (added from Random House)
Apr
29
Michael Gerhard Martin, Easiest If I Had a Gun, and Pablo Medina, The Weight of the Island
Porter Square Books, Wednesday, April 29 at 7pm
Like his mentors Chuck Kinder and Lewis Nordan, Michael Gerhard Martin writes deeply textured stories that take you into the minds and souls of the people you see in discount stores, grocery aisles, and gas stations. In the tradition of Raymond Carver, Martin’s tales give dignity and grace to adults caught in the cold grip of poverty and to their children, who struggle mightily with broken homes, bullying, racism, and the constant hum of anger, violence, and resentment that is their lives.

In a voice ringing with emotion, the stories in Easiest If I Had A Gun will remind you what literature is for—that great project of taking us deeper into life, laying it bare, and transforming it with words into something we can hold in our hearts.

Michael Gerhard Martin grew up in rural Pennsylvania, and took his MFA from the University of Pittsburgh. He teaches at Babson College and for the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth Summer Programs. He is the winner of the 2013 James Knudsen Prize from the University of New Orleans for his story, "Shit Weasel Is Late For Class." His work has appeared in Junctures, Bayou Magazine, and The Ocean State Review. Easiest If I Had A Gun is his first book.

Dramatist, novelist, critic and poet Virgilio Piñera (1912-1979) was one of the greatest writers of twentieth-century Cuba. Little known outside the island, his poems have been called "feverishly tropical" and "champions against indifference." With a linguistic skill reminiscent of Borges and a gift for metaphor that rivals Neruda and García Lorca, Piñera's poems celebrate daily life in Cuba with brilliance and humor. Pablo Medina's remarkable translations from The Weight of the Island (La isla en peso), the first book-length collection of Piñera's work in English, now renew Piñera's gifts to the world.

Pablo Medina was born in Havana, Cuba, and moved with his family to New York City at the age of twelve. Medina's writing has been acclaimed as "lyrical and powerfully evocative" and "deserving a prominent spot in today's literature of exile." He teaches at Emerson College.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
30
Marge Piercy, Made in Detroit
Porter Square Books, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
A treasure trove of new poems by one of our most sought-after poets: poems that range from descriptions of the Detroit of her childhood to her current life on Cape Cod, from deep appreciations of the natural world to elegies for lost friends and relationships, from a vision of her Jewish heritage to a hard-hitting take on today’s political ironies.

In her trademark style, combining the sublime with the gritty, Marge Piercy describes the night she was born: "the sky burned red / over Detroit and sirens sharpened their knives. / The elms made tents of solace over grimy / streets and alley cats purred me to sleep." She writes in graphic, unflinching language about the poor, banished now by politicians because they are no longer "real people like corporations." There are elegies for her peer group of poets, gone now, whose work she cherishes but from whom she cannot help but want more. There are laments for the suicide of dolphins and for her beloved cats, as she remembers "exactly how I loved each." She continues to celebrate Jewish holidays in compellingly original ways and sings praises of her marriage and the small pleasures of daily life.

This is a stunning collection that will please those who already know Marge Piercy’s work and offer a splendid introduction to it for those who don’t.

Marge Piercy is the author of eighteen previous poetry collections and seventeen novels. Her work has been translated into sixteen languages and she has won many honors, including the Golden Rose, the oldest poetry award in the country. She lives on Cape Cod with her husband, Ira Wood, the novelist, memoirist, community radio interviewer, and essayist.

Location: Street: Porter Square Shopping Center Additional: 25 White Street City: Cambridge, Province: Massachusetts Postal Code: 02140 Country: United States (added from IndieBound)
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Apr
30
Anne Fadiman
Wellesley Books, Thursday, April 30 at 7pm
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