Meet Our Contributors: Q&A with Daisy Bassen

Daisy Bassen is a poet and practicing physician who graduated from Princeton University’s Creative Writing Program and completed her medical training at The University of Rochester and Brown. She was the winner of the So to Speak 2019 Poetry Contest, the 2019 ILDS White Mice Contest and the 2020 Beullah Rose Poetry Prize. Recent publications: McSweeney’s, Miracle […]

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Meet Our Contributors: Q&A with Jeffrey Alfier

Jeffrey Alfier is a poet and photographer who resides in Southern California. His most recent poetry collection, The Shadow Field, was published by Louisiana Literature Journal & Press. Other books include Gone This Long – Southern Poems, The Wolf Yearling, The Red Stag at Carrbridge – Scotland Poems, and Idyll for a Vanishing River. Bleak Music, a photography-poetry collaboration with […]

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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