Tag Archives: Gloucester MA

Let the Bucket Down, issue 3

There was a lovely event at Gloucester Writers Center for the new issue of Joseph Torra’s excellent magazine, and Greg Cook was there. Advertisements

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The serpent on the beach: sources of The Mornith War

As I was at work on The Mornith War, something mysterious happened in Gloucester, Massachusetts, the city where I live. For decades, a painting of a serpentine creature endured on a big rock on Cressy’s Beach, a beautiful place on the western side of Gloucester Harbor. … Continue reading

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More on war

Trouble discussed briefly in a recent post on the The Mornith War has me thinking about an unfinished poem of mine from around 2004. I looked at it again this morning for the first time in years, wondered why I never thought of it while writing Mornith, and … Continue reading

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The Mornith War

The Bookstore of Gloucester is very kindly throwing a release party for the new book today. After the cover image, one or two notes on The Mornith War.  Some thoughts about having the word “war” in the title of my book. “War” is not a word … Continue reading

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Who is building what and why are they building it now

Something I saw out my study window this morning startled me deeply. On top of the wooded hill west of the house, craning its neck above the trees, was a huge yellow excavator. It was so visually dramatic, so monster-like, one of my first thoughts … Continue reading

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