Andrea Cohen and DeWitt Henry at the Plough and Stars, March 3, 2024

I had a swell time attending a poetry reading yesterday with my friend Karen Klein at the Plough and Stars in Central Square, Cambridge, where we heard Andrea Cohen and DeWitt Henry.

Karen and I sat with and enjoyed a lovely conversation with the establishment’s former owner, Peter O’Malley. The Plough and Stars has an amazing history. Over the years it’s been the hangout for Irish blue collar workers, Nobel Laureates and other famous individuals.

Poetry reading at the Plough and Stars, Central  Square, Cambridge, Mass. on March 3, 2024
Shown here (L-R): Peter O’Malley, Andrea Cohen, DeWitt Henry.

“Pure Slush Loss Lifespan Vol. 9” Now Available

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“Ray didn’t take shit from anyone or anything. He held his own on some of the busiest urban streets in Boston alongside the four-wheelers.” from Ghost Shark by Phillip Temples

Pure Slush Loss Lifespan Vol. 9 collection, including my short piece entitled “Ghost Shark,” is now available for purchase:

Thank you for being part of Loss Lifespan Vol. 9. Loss has been now released and can be purchased in paperback. The work of 237 writers is included in the anthology. This is the largest anthology (and book) in Pure Slush’s 13-year history.

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Loss eBook versions (ePub and Kindle) should be formatted and released by the end of this week. Contributors will be notified of this via email.