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by Con Chapman

Last Build Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:36:28 +0000


About the AuthorCon ChapmanBahamasabout

Wed, 21 Mar 2018 11:45:44 +0000

How unpleasant to meet the author– the author of this poem. If you’ve never encountered the fellow before listen to me, for I know him. If you happen to approach his house with an appeal… More

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“Me Too” Movement Has One Chanteuse Singing New TuneCon Chapman

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 16:22:54 +0000

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.  It’s Ladies Night at the Knaughty Knights Lounge in the Metrowest Hotel here, a marketing tool that has undergone a not-so-subtle transformation in the wake of the “Me Too Movement.”  “Before it meant that… More

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Rescue Dudes Find Shelter in Arms of Less-Intense WomenCon Chapmandude

Tue, 20 Mar 2018 11:31:08 +0000

SOMERVILLE, Mass.  Eli Tucker is a twenty-eight year old man with above-average looks and a good job, but his self-esteem barely registers on the Kinsdorph-Eisenstat Personality Index.  “Eli bears the scars of an abusive relationship,” says… More

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Writer’s Block? Get NacreousCon Chapman

Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:14:35 +0000

If you’re a writer, or if you want to be a writer, you’ve probably suffered from writer’s block. Consider Henry Roth, to take just one famous example. In 1934, when he was 28, Roth’s novel… More

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A Poem on the Feast of St. Gertrude, Patron Saint of CatsCon Chapman

Sun, 18 Mar 2018 13:48:43 +0000

(Upon the poet learning that his cats had chased off a pack of coyotes) You wish for assistance? No, my cousin Okie. If we die, it is our master’s loss, But if we live, the… More

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For Boston’s Irish, Reparations Are Long OverdueCon Chapmanbar

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 15:12:25 +0000

DORCHESTER, Mass.  Mike Doyle’s Kinvarra Pub in this gritty Boston neighborhood is the sort of “third space” that sociologists say is essential to bringing community and a sense of belonging to urban residents.  “You can… More

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An Indifferent Irishman Signs the PetitionCon Chapman

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 14:52:59 +0000

I ask if he can spare a minute and he says yes. This is about your ancestors and mine, I say, how, forced off the land, they sailed west to Boston where, if they didn’t… More

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Who Will Dig With Dewey Now?Con Chapman

Sat, 17 Mar 2018 02:59:56 +0000

Who will dig with Dewey now, now that his pal George is dead? Who will tamp the grave mound down, from the feet up to the head? I have been to Dewey’s house, met his… More

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For Mary Agnes O’KeefeCon Chapman

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 17:41:10 +0000

You always said you’d put a brick on my head to stop me from growing; this, even after you were confined to bed, grandfather long since dead, and the youngest of us knowing you’d gone… More

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On the Proper Disposal of a Catholic PoetCon Chapman

Fri, 16 Mar 2018 11:02:43 +0000

          Catholic poet Robert Southwell was tortured by Queen Elizabeth’s executioner, hauled by horse on a wooden panel to the gallows, hanged and cut down alive. His bowels were then burned before his face and… More

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