Why I Write: Maintaining My Practice

Linda Joy Burke is a performance poet, writer, picture taker, workshop facilitator, and interactive music maker. She’s also a contributing editor for Little Patuxent Review. We’re grateful to her for this blog post. I bought a T-shirt from a poet colleague at a local literary festival, a couple of decades ago, which had a picture […]

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22. Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 issue launched on June 11th.  Order copies here (Note that annual subscriptions are available online as well.) Launch reading videos. Poetry Amy O’Reilly — They Didn’t Let Me Put on My Surgical Cap, a C-section Poem Hiram Larew — Lucky Alicia Mountain — You, the Undersigned Victoria Markovitz –The Accident Jeffrey Alfier — Tallahatchie River […]

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10th Anniversary: My two heads

This essay was originally published on May 22, 2013. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration. My first memory of a structured music environment comes from the fourth grade at Nativity, a Catholic school in Washington, D.C. The overexuberant nun insisted that we bend our thumbs at a ninety-degree angle, open […]

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The Emma Project

Dr. Juliette Wells, Chair of the English department at Goucher College and resident Jane Austen specialist, has a strong interest both in Austen’s writing and in the broader context of her life and times. Dr. Wells also remains fascinated with Austen’s continuing influence on modern readers and writers. In 2012 she published her first book, […]

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Concerning Craft: Playing with Form

The “Concerning Craft” series introduces Little Patuxent Review contributors, showcases their work and draws back the curtain to reveal a little of what went into producing it. Several years ago, I was sitting in the audience during a less-than-riveting session at a writing conference, and did the literary equivalent of doodling: I wrote an Italian sonnet. […]

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