Paul Marion edited “Atop an Underwood: Early Stories and Other Writings” by Jack Kerouac, praised as “indispensable” by the Chicago Tribune. His recent books include “Union River: Poems and Sketches,” a lyrical Americana address spanning 40 years of writing, and “Mill Power,” the comeback story of the old textile factory city Lowell, Massachusetts. He lives in Amesbury, Massachusetts.
Paul Marion turns back the chapters and reflects on the days when downtown Lowell was a magnet for holiday shoppers and revelers.Read Story →
What does Andre Dubus III say about David Moloney’s first novel? “‘Barker House,’ does not remotely read like a debut, but more as the seasoned work of a writer with enormous gifts.”Read Story →
Few areas compare to our region’s depth of authorship and literary influence. Among “blue highway” places, our Merrimack Valley holds a high rank.Read Story →
Described as “a roaring furnace, ” the Gallow’s Pole by Benjamin Myers portrays social upheavals which have a sharp contemporary echo.Read Story →
A case can be made that the Merrimack Valley is extraordinary, if not unique, among national locations with significant clusters of authors and poets.Read Story →
Not a week goes by without a mention of Jack Kerouac in the national media — 97 years after his birth at home during a…Read Story →