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In Memoriam: On the death of Jack McCarthy, a working-class poet

An unsung hero of modern poetry passed away last week.

By B. DOLAN  |  February 01, 2013
Short take: Drunkboat

Review: Drunkboat(1)

Despite a title taken from Rimbaud's poem, Bob Meyer's debut has less in common with the wunderkind symbolist than with David Mamet and the Coen Brothers.
Hamming it up
By PETER KEOUGH  |  July 13, 2012
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A poet faces the abyss

Depression: the mind grapples — the culture grapples — to frame it. Serotonin hiccup? Existential banana-skin? Anger blow-back? Fall from grace?
Les is more
By JAMES PARKER  |  June 03, 2011
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Fully abled

When he was a fireworks-loving 12-year-old, Paul Guest rolled down a steep driveway on a bike with a broken brake cable. He steered onto the grass in an attempt to slow his momentum, the bike fell into a weed-concealed ditch, and Guest took flight. He la
Paul Guest’s life on wheels
By ALEX BLUM  |  May 21, 2010
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Flynn-terrogation

In his powerful new memoir, The Ticking Is the Bomb (W.W. Norton), Scituate native Nick Flynn recounts a conversation he had with a man in Turkey.
Obsessed with the wrongs of Abu Ghraib, local author Nick Flynn traveled across the globe to meet its victims
By MIKE MILIARD  |  January 15, 2010
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Learning curve

 Maine novelist teases our brains
 Maine novelist teases our brains
By DEIRDRE FULTON  |  September 25, 2009