Leigh Curran—A Look at How Writing for Oneself Translates into Mentorship

Leigh Curran is a playwright, actor, poet, and former director of the Virginia Avenue Project, a non-profit dedicated to teaching writing, improvisation, and theater to low-income children.  I can speak to Leigh’s improvisation and poetry classes, which inspired my personal, life-long passion for the arts and desire to bring that passion to others. Her work […]

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The Creation of a Poetry Anthology: An Interview with Michael Tager

Michael Tager, managing editor, and Ian Anderson, editor in chief, run the Baltimore small publishing house, Mason Jar Press.  The press is committed to displaying unique, diverse voices and publishing pieces that challenge contributors on both professional and personal levels. Their recent poetry anthology Not Without Our Laughter:Poems of Humor, Joy & Sexuality, edited by celeste […]

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Introducing Julia Gerhardt: LPR’s New Online Editor

The LPR staff and board are happy to welcome Julia Gerhardt as our new online editor. Julia worked as an intern for us and volunteered as a poetry reader from August 2016 to May 2017.  Desiree Magney, our co-publisher,  and I met her when we all worked at the AWP conference in February of this […]

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