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New Fiction from Terrain

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This story was recently published in Terrain, A Journal of the Built and Natural Environments. I wrote it based on a real estate ad, so it leans very much towards the built environment, and was a finalist for their Elemental contest. Rare Offering. Paneled library, garden room, Sensational  distant views, historical landscape. Gated community. Great room with […]

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Hothouse Magazine Interview

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This interview with Karin Davidson was originally published in Hothouse Magazine on Oct. 13, 2013. Boston area folks, I’ll be reading from Float at the Boston Book Festival tomorrow, Saturday October 19th, at 3:30 pm at the Trinity Forum. And next Thursday, Oct. 14th, I’ll be part of the Concord Festival of Authors, on a […]

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A Debatable Future

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    There are too few Monarch butterflies in my garden this fall. We are a regular stopping point on their migration to Mexico, so we often have hundreds, but this month I’ve seen a scattered handful. Normally this would just be a disappointment, as weather sometimes blows them on a different route, but this […]

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New England Beach Babies

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“What now?” I muttered as my trowel hit an obstruction. “A plastic something.” In the depths of a major garden excavation for my son’s wedding, I kept coming across indestructible bits of our family’s life. Bare tennis balls, bottle caps, keys to cars we no longer owned. This time, though, as I cut away the […]

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The Perfect Protein

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Be still my beating heart. A book that embraces the aquatic ape theory of evolution, and includes a recipe for jellyfish. My novel Float does too, but I was writing in the playing fields of fiction, and they are dead serious. “They” are Oceana, an international organization whose goal is to protect the world’s oceans, and in effect, feed the world. […]

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The Beautiful Fiction

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    The Bible is the best selling book in the world — more people have read it than any other text.  It is, from a publishing standpoint, a miracle, more spectacular than if they could turn water into wine, and even more profitable.  It’s been printed in every language, in every country, and can […]

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The Earth Goddess and Fiction

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  With the Summer Solistice still in the air, it’s a good time to revisit the Earth Goddess and her literary legacy. In sync with the first Earth Day in 1970, when I was an impressionable 14 year-old, women were throwing off the shackles of patriarchy in the streets and in their homes, even in […]

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Oceana by Ted Danson

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A JoeAnn Hart review of Oceana by Ted Danson originally posted in Eco-Lit Books   Cheers “Sam Writes a Book” FADE IN: INT. BAR – HAPPY HOUR IT’S AN AVERAGE NIGHT. USUAL CUSTOMERS PLUS REGULARS. SAM IS POURING A BEER FROM THE TAP AND CARLA AND COACH ARE TIDYING UP THE ROOM. FRASIER SITS AT THE […]

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Of Moose & Mariners

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Below is a recent essay just out in Stymie, A Journal of Sport & Literature OF MOOSE & MARINERS by JoeAnn Hart  Mounted near the hipped roof of the now-demolished Moose Lodge in Gloucester was a raised plaster moose who peered with uncertainty down Pleasant Street, to the cold tide beyond. The building, once a […]

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