Concerning Craft: On Keeping a Broom

This month our guest essay is by former LPR contributor Erica Plouffe Lazure whose debut collection of stories, Proof of Me, goes on sale next month. Preorder her book here. *Woman Sweeping, Edouard Vuillard, 1899. ~ One of my Bennington writing teachers likes to say that even the best writers can’t expect to craft brilliant […]

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Concerning Craft: LPR in the Classroom

Professors Tara Hart, Sylvia Lee and William Lowe on The Little Patuxent Review as required text in creative writing courses ~ Since 2014, Howard Community College’s creative writing courses (HUMN-100 and HUMN-200) have been using current issues of the Little Patuxent Review as their required course text. Because book order deadlines occur well ahead of issue launch […]

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Concerning Craft: Poetry and the Promise of Resurrection

Safe in their Alabaster Chambers · Emily Dickinson Jenny Hykes Jiang’s poetry has appeared in Arts & Letters, Caesura, Tule Review and elsewhere. Raised in rural Iowa, she has taught English as a Second Language literacy skills in Asia and in several regions of the United States. Currently, she lives with her husband and three […]

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Concerning Craft: Why Do We Tell Stories?

The Rev. Elizabeth Felicetti is the rector of St. David’s Episcopal Church in North Chesterfield, Virginia, and holds a Master of Fine Arts in Writing from Spalding University and a Master of Divinity from Virginia Theological Seminary. Her work has appeared in numerous publications including The Christian Century, Modern Loss. A recent essay, “Armed” appears in […]

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Concerning Craft: Why I take my poems to critique groups

Lois Marie Harrod’s Spat will be published in May 2021. Her seventeenth collection, Woman, won the 2020 Blue Lyra Prize. Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 (Five Oaks); her chapbook And She Took the Heart, in January 2016; Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis and How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. A Dodge poet, she is published in literary journals […]

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