Clarinda Harris: Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Clarinda Harris is one of our featured poets in the Summer 2017 issue. She has graciously allowed us to reprint her poem here.  Sorcerer’s Apprentice “I asked for water, boy; you’ve brought me beer.” —Attributed to Mrs. Siddons, ca. 1850 Here comes my man playing man-servant, bringing me a pretty wineglass full of milk. the […]

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Peter Marcus: Black Light for Etheridge Knight

Peter Marcus is one of our featured poets in the Winter 2017 issue. He has graciously allowed us to reprint his poem here.  Black Light for Etheridge Knight after Terrance Hayes Count those living a locked-up life who sleep with one eye open, always open. Black is the horse running from the fires. Ka-toum Ka-toum, […]

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Kyle Graber: Reading Comes First

The LPR staff is pleased to welcome our new poetry reader and my friend, Kyle Graber. I met Kyle my sophomore year of college, and amidst many of our similar interests, we found that poetry provided us with a common bond.  Over the years, I’ve asked him to edit many of my poems, and here […]

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Make Believe as Metaphor

This post was originally published on June 1, 2011. It’s being re-shared as part of LPR’s 10th Anniversary. Earlier this month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention caught flak–and a great deal of attention–for running a disaster-preparedness campaign for the Zombie Apocalypse. If you are ready for Zombies, the CDC suggests, you are ready for […]

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