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Poets & Poetry of Dogtown

Traditional Ballads of Dogtown

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Percy McKaye's opening to his book length "Dogtown Common"

Cape Ann author Lora Clark's eerie "The Wraith of Dogtown"

Rockport's Kitty Parsons' closing to her long poem "Dogtown Common"

Modern Artists Interpret Dogtown

The Epic Gloucester Poets

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Vincent Ferrini's mystical "Wat Dogtown Doan Tell"

Vincent Ferrini's series of short "Dogtown Songs"

Vincent Ferrini's magical "The Priestess of Dogtown"

Charles Olson's "Maximus, to Gloucester: letter 7, part 2" inspired by Whale's Jaw

Charles Olson's "Maximus, from Dogtown– I" based on the legend of John Merry

 

The Painters

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Marsden Hartley's"Beethoven (in Dogtown)" and its expansion into "Soliloquy in Dogtown – Cape Ann"

Essex painter and poet Barbara Aparo's "The Dogtown Linens" based on her three Dogtown canvasses.

 

The Playwright

Read... Playwright J. J. Coyle's "Pathways"


The Professor

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Francis Blessington's "Paper Like Snow" about a mysterious encounter at Whale's Jaw

Francis Blessington's "Afloat in Dogtown Moraine" inspired by Dogtown's rocks

Francis Blessington's "Dogtown (1719-1830)" and experience Dogtown in winter