Vincent Scarpa

Vincent Scarpa is pursuing his BFA in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College. His fiction and poetry have appeared or are forthcoming in Monkeybicycle, decomP, The Battered Suitcase, The Emerson Review, apt, Girls With Insurance, and other journals. His debut collection of short stories is available at You can follow him on Twitter @VincentScarpa

Jan 212011

Canadian singer-songwriter Allison Crowe drops great covers every time we turn around. We posted our favorite five here, then followed up by premiering her version of “Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This).” Her latest examines songstress Patty Griffin‘s “Mary.” The song, from Griffin’s Flaming Red, offers a lovely acoustic tribute to one of America’s most underrated songwriters. Patty Griffin would surely approve of this bare-bones delivery that exposes what are some of Griffin’s finest lyrics. The song has also been covered by artists like Joan Baez, The Dixie Chicks, and…Kelly Clarkson. Continue reading »