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 […]

Read More…

Meet Our Contributors: Q&A with Saida Agostini

Saida Agostini is a queer Afro-Guyanese poet whose work explores the ways Black individuals harness mythology to enter the fantastic. Her work is featured in Plume, Hobart Pulp, Barrelhouse, Auburn Avenue, amongst others. Saida’s work can be found in several anthologies, including Not Without Our Laughter: Poems of Humor, Sexuality and Joy, The Future of Black, and Plume Poetry 9. She is the […]

Read More…

Spotlight on Ellicott City

HoCoPoLitSo is pulling together a collection of poems related to Ellicott City and its history to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the founding of the mill town. A printed booklet featuring the collection will be distributed for free at upcoming celebrations, and poetry posters are being produced for the windows of Main Street. A reading […]

Read More…

Celebrating Ann Bracken’s New Poetry Collection

Longtime LPR readers have enjoyed numerous pieces over the years by Ms. Bracken in our journal and online. That is why I’m so pleased to announce the publication of her new collection of poems, Once You’re Inside: Poems Exploring Incarceration. If you purchase the book through her website, five dollars of each purchase will be […]

Read More…