The Scalpel and the Pen

I met poet, neurosurgeon, and art critic Michael Salcman five years ago. As a CityLit board member, Michael initiated the Harriss Poetry Prize and was its first judge. When I won the inaugural contest, publisher Gregg Wilhelm asked me whether I’d like feedback from the judge. I received more than feedback. Michael became a mentor, […]

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Contributors Recent Publications

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Poetry Panic

It’s April. National Poetry Month. First a confession: until recently, my limited exposure to poetry dated back to high school, where we focused on the classics —Walt Whitman, Robert Frost, Shakespeare. Back then I even tried my own hand at writing poetry. What came forth was the typical angst-ridden teenage rants and love schemes with […]

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17. Winter 2015: Food

The Winter 2015 issue launched on January 24, 2015. Order a copy of this issue. Preview pieces by clicking on the titles where highlighted. Issue Contents: Editor’s Note POETRY LISA ROSINSKY – Grace, The Optimism of Breakfast GERRY LEFEMINA – A Glass of Water Beside the Bed KELLI STEVENS KANE – runneth BARRETT WARNER – Pasta in the […]

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Food for the Soul

Editor Steven Leyva writes in his Editor’s Note for this winter’s Little Patuxent Review Food Issue, “Before working on this issue I never realized how much enjoying food requires crossing different kinds of boundaries. The onion must give up its layers, the water’s surface must bend for the ladle, and even the worm must break the apple’s […]

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