A Sense of Place

We welcome poet, community organizer, and founder of Loom Press, Paul Marion and artist, orchardist, and writer, Linda Hoffman, who will speak to the theme a sense of place, as they share their writing with our congregation.

Paul Marion is the author of Union River: Poems and Sketches (2017) and editor of Jack Kerouac’s early writing, Atop an Underwood (1999). His book, Mill Power (2014) documents the twentieth-century revival of the iconic factory city where he was born, Lowell, Massachusetts. With Tina Neylon and John Wooding, he edited Atlantic Currents: Connecting Cork and Lowell (2020), featuring writers from Ireland and America. His recent work has appeared in So It Goes, the journal of the Kurt Vonnegut Museum & Library in Indiana; Café Review in Portland, Maine;

PoetsReadingtheNews.org, a national online publication; SpoKe Seven, a Boston-based poetry annual; Résonance, a Franco-American journal at UMaine Orono; and Merrimack Valley Magazine. With his wife, Rosemary Noon, he lives on a high hill in Amesbury, Mass., in sight of the seacoast and uplands of New Hampshire and Maine.

Linda Hoffman moved to Harvard in 2001 and named the small farm where she lives with her partner, Blase Provitola, Old Frog Pond Farm, after the Japanese haiku.

Old Pond —- Frog Jumps — Splash.

Linda is the fruit grower at the farm as well as a sculptor whose work is in museums and private collections throughout New England. She recently installed a new sculpture at the Healing Garden in Harvard, a gift from their Board of Trustees to the staff for their extraordinary effort to take care of the Garden’s clients during the pandemic.

Linda is a Zen Buddhist and her dharma name, Shinji, which means Truth in the Soil.

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