Scenes from the Winter 2020 issue launch

January 19 marked the official launch of the Winter 2020 issue of the Little Patuxent Review. Contributors to the issue shared their work in front of a packed room at Oliver’s Carriage House in Columbia, Maryland. Enjoy photos from the launch, and don’t forget to pick up an issue for yourself! Many thanks to Donald […]

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LPR’s Literary Roundup

One of the best parts of working on the Little Patuxent Review — in addition to reading the incredible work in the journal — is celebrating the success of our contributors. In the past year, members of the LPR community have published a wonderful, diverse array of poetry, memoir, fiction, and essays. We’ve collected many […]

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10th Anniversary: Poetry and music songs of Salcman

This essay was originally published on February 13, 2013. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration. Music starts with sound and silence. As such, music and literature likely arose as a single entity. Even as the two drew apart, they maintained a continuum, causing Alphonse de Lamartine to state, “Music is the literature of […]

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10th Anniversary: My two heads

This essay was originally published on May 22, 2013. It is being re-shared in support of LPR’s 10th Anniversary celebration. My first memory of a structured music environment comes from the fourth grade at Nativity, a Catholic school in Washington, D.C. The overexuberant nun insisted that we bend our thumbs at a ninety-degree angle, open […]

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