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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Book Review: Kathleen Hellen’s Umberto’s Night

Kathleen Hellen’s Umberto’s Night won the 2012 Jean Feldman Poetry Prize. Its black cover, with an apocalyptic image of a city under an atomic fireball, hints at much of the content, made explicit by an epigraph from Umberto Eco’s Travels in Hyperreality: “as if along a river, you go by an invaded city…the city burns like a […]

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