Concerning Craft: Unpunctured Verse

This month our guest essay is by current LPR contributor Bee Morris. ˜ Mastery of any craft is a rare yet intensely desirable thing. I think of my poetry as a muscle, aninstrument— something that must be stretched and made limber, must be practiced in order toachieve its full range of sound and beauty. Few […]

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Meet Our Contributors: Q&A with Cate McGowan

Cate McGowan is an essayist, poet, fiction writer, and author of two books—she won the Moon City Press Short Fiction Award for her debut short story collection, True Places Never Are; her debut novel, These Lowly Objects, released in 2020. McGowan’s work appears or is forthcoming in numerous literary outlets, including Norton’s anthology Flash Fiction International, Glimmer Train, The Citron […]

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Keeping it in the House: The art and necessity of exploring virtue and villainy in our writings about home.

Don’t miss Kiese Laymon’s Masterclass, KEEPING IT IN THE HOUSE: The art and necessity of exploring virtue and villainy in our writings about home. Laymon is the author of the genre-bending novel, Long Division and the essay collection, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America. His bestselling memoir, Heavy: An American Memoir, won the 2019 Andrew Carnegie Medal for […]

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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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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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