Atlantic Currents I & II

Lowell City of Learning has published two books of writing in collaboration with Cork Learning City, University College, Cork Ireland, and University of Massachusetts, Lowell.

Atlantic Currents I and Atlantic Currents II bring together writers from both sides of the Atlantic Ocean whose stories, poems, essays songs and parts of novels come to us in familiar voices.  With these anthologies, the connecting thread between two historic cities is made stronger through the now-entwined writing and reading in both places.

Both books are available for purchase from Loom Press.

The Lowell Review 2024

The Lowell Review brings together writers and readers in the Merrimack River watershed of eastern New England with people near and far who share their curiosity about and passion for the small and large matters of life. Each issue includes essays, poems, stories, criticism, opinion, and visual art.

In the spirit of The Dial magazine of Massachusetts, edited by Margaret Fuller and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the 1840s, The Lowell Review offers a space for creative and intellectual expression. The Dial sought to provide evidence of “what state of life and growth is now arrived and arriving.”

This new publication springs from the blog (est. 2007), known for its “Voices from Lowell and Beyond.” In America, the name Lowell stands out, associated with industrial innovation, working people, cultural pluralism, and some of the country’s literary greats.

The Lowell Review 2024 is available for purchase at