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Maureen Stanton is the author of Body Leaping Backward: Memoir of a Delinquent Girlhood (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2019), winner of the Maine Literary Award for memoir, and Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: An Insider’s Look at the World of Flea Markets, Antiques, and Collecting (Penguin 2012), winner of a Massachusetts Book Award in nonfiction. Her nonfiction has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, including in Fourth Genre, Creative Nonfiction, New England Review, Florida Review, River Teeth, Sport Literate, Crab Orchard Review, The Sun and many others. She’s received an Iowa Review prize, The Sewanee Review prize in nonfiction, Pushcart Prizes, the American Literary Review nonfiction award, the Thomas J. Hruska award in nonfiction from Passages North, the Penelope Niven Nonfiction Award from Salem College Center for Women Writers, a Mary Roberts Rinehart Award, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, Maine Arts Commission, the MacDowell Colony, and the Virginia Center for Creative Arts. She teaches creative writing at the University of Massachusetts Lowell.

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Photo: Heather Perry

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My high school classmate Gerard McDonough wrote "Leaping Backward," a soulful response to our shared memories of Walpole, MA in the 1970s.  Image: Rough Mix band, c. 1980. 
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