Northshore Magazine

January/February 2013

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C O R P O R A T E L A W A N D ne T A X A T I O N Remember Me Anthony D���Aries Authors Story Teller Andre Dubus III When you need legal answers, turn to the law firm that knows what questions to ask. At McLane, we dig deep to learn the intricacies of your business and industry. As we listen and learn, we equip ourselves to offer clear, practical, tax-smart guidance that moves your business forward. MANCHESTER, NH (603) 625-6464 PORTSMOUTH, NH (603) 436-2818 CONCORD, NH (603) 226-0400 WOBURN, MA (781) 904-2700 When Disaster Strikes, We Work For You. 7290_McLane.indd 1 10/22/12 1:13 PM Don���t Settle For Less! The insurance company has an adjuster, shouldn���t you? Our professional, licensed claims specialists and appraisers will negotiate the most favorable settlement for you. Fire | Water | Ice damage | Frozen Pipes Seltser & Goldstein Public Adjusters, Inc. Proudly representing thousands of clients since 1935 Windstorm | Lightning | Explosion | Collapses 900 Cummings Center, Suite 302T, Beverly, MA 01915 Toll Free, 24 Hours: 800-782-2357 Dubus III and first-time author Anthony D���Aries to read excerpts from their memoirs to a standing room-only crowd. Dubus���s Townie and D���Aries���s The Language of Men promised to deliver ���red-blooded, blue-collared stories about dishing manhood in the 21st century,��� and they didn���t disappoint. Sidling up to the podium in cowboy boots and Doc Martens respectively, Dubus and D���Aries delivered, with a stilling candor, moving accounts of their upbringings, their relationships with their fathers, their children, and their adolescent battlegrounds . ���So, what does it really mean to be a man?��� jibed Karen Kapur, one of the founders of the series (which will be moving to the Peabody Essex Museum in 2013).���I used to think it meant using your fists,��� said Dubus, a Haverhill native. ���But I can tell you that I���ve never felt more like a man than when I���ve held my children in my arms as they slept.��� Dubus, a Guggenheim Fellowship recipient, chose to live and raise his children in the Newburyport area because ���there���s a physical beauty here that is good for the soul.��� With such titles as House of Sand and Fog and The Garden of Last Days behind him and another feature film in development (The Citizen), it makes a case for looking out the window with pen in hand. Dubus claims that reading a smattering of poems each morning also helps him slide into the subterranean channels of his imagination. ���Making art doesn���t feel good���most of what [writers] unearth [is what] most people don���t want to unearth.��� That morning poetry is Dubus���s way into a creative space could please few people more than it does January Gill O���Neil, executive director of Mass Poetry and author of her own volume of poetry, Underlife. In collaboration with Salem State University, O���Neil has been working alongside fellow poet and Mass Poetry founder Michael Ansara since the festival was first held in Lowell in 2009. The event brings poets together from all over New England to share their words and teach workshops to all who attend the three-day celebra- Author photos courtesy of Anthony D���Aries (left); Andre Dubus III (right) We Listen Licensed in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Maine, with affiliates in Florida. Member of Better Business Bureau. NSJanFeb13_Authors.indd 114 11/19/12 11:07 AM

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