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Poets of Franklin County
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“Heroes Among Us,” a poem about child abuse embroidered on a white christening gown, is among the pieces by Greenfield poet Laura Gail Grohe that has had “a strong visceral response” from viewers.

Poets of Franklin County: Laura Gail Grohe, The Linens Project

Friday, April 11, 2014

Late one afternoon, Laura Gail Grohe sat in the window light of a storefront in Greenfield, embroidering. To see a woman calmly embroidering in public is not an unusual sight perhaps, though embroidery seems more antiquated than knitting, which many people — mostly women — bring along to occupy their hands at lectures, meetings or even movies. What was unusual … 0

Reclaiming ‘Awe’

Friday, April 4, 2014

On a spring night in 2003, not long after the United States military fired as many as 3,000 satellite-guided, precision missiles on the city of Baghdad within a 24 to 48 hour period, poet L. R. Berger attended a poetry reading in her home state of New Hampshire. In the wake of what … 0

Poets of Franklin County: 'It's my job to imagine'

Friday, March 28, 2014

Almost 16 years ago, two young men convinced a third to leave the bar where they’d all been drinking and get into a truck with them. They then drove him out to a remote spot on the high plains above Laramie, Wyo., pistol-whipped and beat him, stole his wallet and shoes and left … 0