Reading for LPR Winter 2018 issue on March 17

Rucker cover

Winter 2018 Cover
Paul Rucker, Artist

Little Patuxent Review (LPR) will host its annual reading at The Writer’s Center on Saturday, March 17 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  We will feature artists from our Winter 2018 issue, including poets of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC) and other readers of fiction and nonfiction. View the work of our featured artist, Paul Rucker. Join us for this exciting event and the opportunity to meet the authors, as well as editors and other staff of LPR. Refreshments will follow to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early.

The Winter 2018 issue is available for purchase at this link.

Highlights from the Winter 2018 issue are available at this link.

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Reminder: Upcoming March 1 Deadlines

Little Patuxent Review reminds all its readers and contributors of approaching deadlines on March 1.

The submission period for our unthemed summer issue will close on March 1. More information is available at this link.

We are also sponsoring a free poetry contest for Maryland residents with the Enoch Pratt Free Library, with a deadline of March 1. The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review, displayed in a Central Library window, and honored at a reading at the Central Library. Runners-up may also be considered for publication. More information is available on the Pratt Library website and by clicking the image in this post.

Winter Issue 2018: Two Poems by Katy Day

In a recent blog postLittle Patuxent Review board member George Clack writes that the latest issue was “a revelation” to him. In particular, this fiction teacher with “pretty high standards” was “blown away by all the youthful talent on display at the reading.”

This week on the LPR blog, we’re happy to release two poems by Katy Day, “Weeding, Etc.” and “People Who Push Other People Out of Cars Don’t Get More Cake.” Day reads her poems at our launch in the video above.

Day works in literary arts management in Washington, DC. Her poems have appeared in The Potomac and Little Patuxent Review.

The 2018 Winter Issue is available for purchase at this link.

 

Concerning Craft: Alan King and His Sources of Inspiration

The “Concerning Craft” series introduces Little Patuxent Review contributors, showcases their work and shares some insights on writing well. Our latest comes from Alan King, who writes that his “creative process” is a “meditative one.” “Poetry still asks me to prove myself, to take it to the next level,” King reflects, and he makes that push in part by “pull[ing] inspiration from two contemporary poets,” Patricia Smith and Tim Seibles, a.k.a. (to King) as Rogue and Iceman.

King’s poem “The Journey” appeared in LPR’s Winter 2018 issue. (In the video above, King reads his poem at LPR’s issue launch.) He is the author of Point Blank (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and Drift (Willow Books, 2012). A Caribbean American whose parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the U.S. in the 1970s, he is a husband, father, and communications professional. He is a Cave Canem graduate fellow and holds an MFA in creative writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. King is a three-time Pushcart Prize nominee.

Two weeks ago, I read at the Oliver’s Carriage House in Columbia, Maryland. I was among the contributors helping to launch Little Patuxent Review‘s Winter Issue.

It’s exciting when the list of contributors for a publication I’m in is a reunion of sorts. The reading was no different.

I enjoyed rocking the mic podium with the Black Ladies Brunch Collective. I also got my first face-to-face meeting with folks, who until that moment, I only knew on Twitter and Facebook.

After the reading, thumbing through the pages, I smiled at the Editor’s Note:

“I’d even go so far as to say that poems, stories, and essays” – LPR’s Editor Steven Leyva writes – “when paired with the striking iconography of various visual arts, form an aegis against ‘a boogeyman’s appetite for innocent things.’”

The “boogeyman” quote is a nod to my poem, “The Journey,” which appears in LPR’s latest issue.

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Winter Issue 2018: Celebrating Katy Richey

In his “editor’s note” to our Winter 2018 issue (available for purchase at this link), Steven Leyva writes that “in editing this issue I found myself among an eclectic symposium of voices.” In the past few weeks we’ve highlighted some of those voices – Alan King, Paul Rucker, Hannah Bonner, and Jessica Van Devanter.

This week we celebrate Katy Richey and her poem “If I Told You I Think of You in the Supermarket.” A video of Richey reading her poem at our launch is available above.

Richey’s work has appeared in RattleCincinnati ReviewRhino PoetryThe Offing, and other journals. She received an honorable mention for the Cave Canem Poetry Prize and was a finalist for Tupelo Press Snowbound Chapbook Poetry Award. She is a Cave Canem fellow and hosts the Sunday Kind of Love reading series open mic at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Richey is also member of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective, a group of Black women poets dedicated to creating spaces of joy and celebration as an act of resistance. The BLBC participated in an interview with Susan Thornton Hobby for the Winter Issue; that interview is available online at Hobby’s website.

Free Poetry Contest with Enoch Pratt Free Library — Deadline March 1

Little Patuxent Review reminds all its readers and contributors that we are sponsoring a free poetry contest for Maryland residents with the Enoch Pratt Free Library. The winning poem will be published in Little Patuxent Review, displayed in a Central Library window, and honored at a reading at the Central Library. Runners-up may also be considered for publication.

The deadline is March 1, 2018.

More information is available on the Pratt Library website and by clicking the image in this post.

 

Announcement: Reading for LPR Winter 2018 issue on March 17

Rucker cover

Little Patuxent Review (LPR) will host its annual reading at The Writer’s Center on Saturday, March 17th from 2:00 – 4:00 PM.  We will feature artists from our Winter 2018 issue, including poets of the Black Ladies Brunch Collective (BLBC) and other readers of fiction and nonfiction. View the work of our featured artist, Paul Rucker. Join us for this exciting event and the opportunity to meet the authors, as well as editors and other staff of LPR. Refreshments will follow to start your St. Patrick’s Day celebrations early.

The Winter 2018 issue is available for purchase at this link.

Highlights from the Winter 2018 issue are available at this link.