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The Resource The Penny Poet of Portsmouth

The Penny Poet of Portsmouth

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The Penny Poet of Portsmouth
Title
The Penny Poet of Portsmouth
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Summary
"Lovely . . . more than an ode to a singular character . . . It's also an evocation of place—a walkable city with stubborn, old-New England charm." —The Boston Globe The Penny Poet of Portsmouth is a memoir of the author's friendship with Robert Dunn, a brilliant poet who spent most of his life off the grid in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The book is as well an elegy for the New England seaport city of the early 1990s that has been lost to development and gentrification, capturing the life Robert was able to make in a place rougher around the edges than it is today. It is a meditation on what writing asks of those who practice it, and on the nature of solitude in a culture filled with noise and clutter. "Beautifully written, keenly observed, and conveys better than any book I've read the necessary and even urgent solitude of the writing life." —Alan Lightman, author of Einstein's Dreams
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Towler, Katherine
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Family & Relationships
  • Nonfiction
Label
The Penny Poet of Portsmouth
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:cc90263e-82c9-44af-b5b5-311903053df1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781619027619
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Penny Poet of Portsmouth
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:cc90263e-82c9-44af-b5b5-311903053df1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781619027619
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      4 High Street, Suite 175, North Andover, MA, 01845, US
      42.7009413 -71.1255084
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