Posts Categorized: Articles

  • A Boston Story

    I went to the Boston Public Library yesterday where I was meeting my editor, Melanie Kroupa, to accept the Boston Authors Club Young Reader Award. I took the train into North Station. As I traveled south from New Hampshire, fierce pain from a headache  was building.  By the time I travelled from North Station on…

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  • Madhu’s Seeds

    An essay for spring published in  New Hampshire Home‘s back page feature “At Home in New Hampshire.” Madhu’s Seeds by Terry Farish Madhu Bhandari tells me, “When I bring the greens home from the garden, that is the best thing.” I am in her home in downtown Concord where she lives with her husband; her children, including…

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  • Be a Dad. Be There, Reading with Dads in Prison

    By Terry Farish “Like I want to rush my sentence.  I feel like I’m missing out with my baby.  But it seems like six months has gone so fast for her.  You want to take in every last breath you can take, and make them last.” Inmates connect with their kids reading poetry and Jane…

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  • If You Were Thomas’s White Girlfriend

    “When Studs Terkel was asked on Transom what he wanted to hear on the radio, he answered, “Something real.”   Jay Allison in his intro to this story on Transom.org, “If You Were Thomas’s White Girlfriend.” By Terry Farish Thomas got a job shelving books at a branch of the Portland Public Library, a pretty good…

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