PPLP Sounds Off

Peace at the Beach

Put the board on top. Hit the tar. Ten minutes later, get out of the car. It’s a sunny day. It is what a surfer craves. I’m at peace with myself, I’m at peace with the waves.   I paddle out to the sea. It’s a beautiful day for the board peace and me. -- Judah...

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7th Annual Youth Hoot on January 9th, 2020!

It's the 7th Annual Youth Hoot! Students from local schools will join us as our January Featured Readers. If you’ve attended our Youth Hoot previously, you have seen and heard outstanding young poets. We hope that you will join us in celebrating the young voices of...

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CANCELED- October Hoot: Andrew Merton and Jim Rioux

This event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances, we are hoping to reschedule so please check back!-PPLP Andrew Merton has been a reporter and columnist for the Boston Herald Traveler and the Boston Globe.  His nonfiction has appeared in publications...

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Sept. Hoot: Ft. Robert Carr and John Burroughs

Robert Carr is the author of Amaranth, published in 2016 by Indolent Books and The Unbuttoned Eye, a full-length 2019 collection from 3: A Taos Press. Among other publications his poetry appears in the American Journal of Poetry, Bellevue Literary Review, Crab Orchard...

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No, it’s not a lawn mower

Mother Mary, Jesus and Joseph! I thought it was a mower-- thought I was hearing the common sound of cutting grass. It is the hottest, most humid day here-- just a few days after the Fourth of July and my attention is thrown to the front of our home--street side, here...

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June Hoot: Ft. Rachel Contreni Flynn and Fred Marchant

Rachel Contreni Flynn is the the co-editor of Beloit Poetry, Journaland, the author of two award-winning full-length poetry collections, Ice, Mouth, Song (Tupelo Press 2005) and Tongue (Red Hen Press 2010) as well as a chapbook, Haywire (Bright Hill Press 2009). In...

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April 3rd Hoot featuring David Surette and Mercy Carbonell

David R. Surette’s new book of poetry is Malden, selected and new poems that feature his hometown  Malden, Massachusetts. He is the author of five other collections includng Stable which was named an Honor Book at the 2016 Massachusetts Book Awards. His poems are...

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