John P. Loonam

John P. Loonam has a Ph.D. in American literature from the City University of New York and taught English in New York City public schools for over 35 years. He has published fiction in various journals and anthologies, and his short plays have been featured by the Mottola Theater Project several times. He is married and the father of two sons; the four have lived in Brooklyn long enough to be considered natives by anyone but his neighbors.


12 entries by John P. Loonam

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The novelist talks grief, autobiographical interludes, and the challenges faced by Asian American artists.

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A compelling account of what the Founding Father felt learning should look like.

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The debut novelist talks low-wage jobs, naming characters, and the role of humor in a grim world.

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An entertaining, close examination of how the iconic 19th-century author plied his trade.

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How an antebellum Creole aid society helped shape New Orleans.

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Might the true impact of canonical writing come from its effects on the human brain?

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Writing the Virus: New Work from StatORec Magazine

Edited by Andrea Scrima and David Dario Winner

Though chronicling a pandemic, this anthology’s overarching message is one of hope.

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Ahab’s Rolling Sea

By Richard J. King

A fascinating, timely exploration of Melville's (and our) watery world.

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An in-depth, apolitical look at a new way of doing education.

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A fascinating, timely exploration of Melville's (and our) watery world.