Page 6 THE MALDEN ADVOCATE–Friday, July 10, 2020 Malden author releases Those Who Hold Up the Earth An ever timely book for this period in the struggle for racial justice and the recognition of the once-forgotten essential workers P eter F. Crowley of Malden recently announced the publication of his latest book, Those Who Hold Up the Earth. A running theme throughout the poems is the marginalized, the forgotten throughout the world and in the U.S. who are walked over and treated as less than human. This extends from the poor, a Bangladeshi rickshaw driver, to immigrants who ‘White Terrorist[s]’ (a piece within the book) sometimes target. It is particularly relevant in these trying times of heroic healthcare and essential workers and, more recently, the ongoing fight for black justice. The style ranges from the surreal to the symbolic and some quietly gorgeous homage–to the ‘little people’ and even the little things,” said Genna Rivieccio, editor-in-chief of The Opiate. “This collection demonstrates Peter F. Crowley Malden Author more straight forward pieces. It illuminates the small things in life, including seasonal changes, a sick cat and Papa Gino’s workers, while bringing in larger themes of racism, xenophobia, aging and death. “An astonishing love note–a Crowley’s skill for noticing the little details of life -- and making them matter to readers as much as the big stuff: racism, unemployment, the terrifying, mysterious aging process and death ‘a return to an earth that vibrates at the seams with life,’” said Robin Stratton, author of Some Have Gone and Some Remain. Crowley is a prolific Malden author. He works as a Senior Semantic Enrichment Specialist for a library science company. His writings can be found in Boston Literary Magazine, Mint Press News, Wilderness House Literary Review, Opiate Magazine, Galway Review, Truthout, Visitant, Adelaide Magazine, Ethnic Studies Review and numerous other publications. The cover of Peter F. Crowley’s newest book, Those Who Hold Up the Earth. J& • Reliable Mowing Service • Spring & Fall Cleanups • Mulch & Edging • Sod or Seed Lawns • Shrub Planting & Trimming • Water & Sewer Repairs Joe Pierotti, Jr. S LANDSCAPE & MASONRY CO. Masonry - Asphalt • Brick or Block Steps • Brick or Block Walls • Concrete or Brick Paver Patios & Walkways • Brick Re-Pointing • Asphalt Paving www.JandSlandscape-masonry.com • Senior Discount • Free Estimates • Licensed & Insured 617-389-1490 Designing and Constructing Ideas that are “Grounds for Success” Landscaping We Now Offer For Your Eating Pleasure “UBER EATS” Convenient Delivery Service Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Full Menu To Go Open for Takeout for Bianchi’s Pizza and Renzo’s Food 381 Revere Beach Blvd., Revere 781-284-5600

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