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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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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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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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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