Month: January 2015

Skull Talk: Fort Griswold, Groton, Connecticut

– In 1781, George Washington was on the march toward Virginia, and the British devised a plan to draw him back to New England. General Sir Henry Clinton, the commander of the British forces, ordered General Benedict Arnold to sail around Long Island and up the Thames River in Connecticut. The plan: burn and sack New London and Groton, Connecticut taking them for their own usage, and specifically seizing Fort […]

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A Line of Destroyers, 1917

by Caroline Lodge A Line of Destroyers, 1917 How brightly the light reflects off the sea this morning! Even with my hand flat above my eyes I can scarcely make out the ships, shimmering against the early light, fractured, unresolved. I can’t count them, six, seven, eight or more giants, their line disappearing into the mist. I could imagine that they had been abandoned for I see no crew. What are […]

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Interview with Photographer Holly Gordon on the Terracotta Warriors of Xi’an

A Q&A by Melissa Gordon – PY: We understand you encountered an army of terracotta warriors in China! They were buried with Qin Shi Huang Di, the First Emperor of Qin in 210 BCE and unearthed in the 1970s. We have published a series of photographs you took of these warriors in the Lintong District, Xi’an, Shaanxi province. When did you travel there? HG: In 2007 I set off to China […]

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Project Booklust Part Five: The Book Barn

– While searching for a subject for Part 5 of Project Booklust, I thought I’d expand from the rare and antique bookselling market and look at independent booksellers at large. So I went big. The Book Barn in Niantic, Conn., is a sprawling megaplex of used books. The store fills a barn and several outbuildings at their main location, and there are locations in Downtown and Midtown Niantic, as well […]

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Amazing Poem by Amazing Author Name

This is the Poem Title This is the beginning of the poem.  This template was designed for narrow column poems, but may work for other pieces as well.    About the Author The author’s biography goes here. In the case of an accompanying piece, a button should be placed above the “About the Author” section. If the poem also has an accompanying image, or a link to the image, that […]

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Project Booklust Part Four: John Kehoe Books

– We consume books for different reasons—escape, fulfillment, distraction, etc. Much like consumers, booksellers enter the trade for various reasons or passions. In doing Project Booklust, I’ve discovered this prominent trend in the rare book community. At the Boston Book Fair the level of demographic diversity of the attendees surprised me. Furthermore, each seller I’ve visited has shared a story of pre-bookselling experiences that seem far afield from their current […]

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Rediscovered Stories: The History Behind a Statue’s Desecration

by Rob McMahon – Lauren Rusk’s poem “Sight Unseen” tells the respective stories of Juan de Oñate and his deeds following the battle at Acoma and the small band of American Indians who sought justice for Oñate’s acts. In January 1998, on the fourth centennial of the Acoma Pueblo massacre, a small band of Acoma crept upon the grounds of Juan de Oñate’s legacy in Alcalde, New Mexico: an equestrian […]

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