Tag Archives: Camden

Weird NJ’s phantom tollbooth attendant


It was a wonderful night until I tried to leave New Jersey. I’d read my short story “Chokepoint” at the Walt Whitman Arts Center in Camden, and I’d heard sharp, witty poems by West Coast transplant Seve Torres and a … Continue reading

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Coming soon to a town near you — Camden-ization


Somebody send out the cadaver dogs to search for my midwinter optimism. In the fall, at least, I was able to bike across the Ben Franklin¬† from Philly to take care of business. But after the first dusting of snow, … Continue reading

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