Summer 2020 Issue Launch

The pandemic may have kept us from gathering in person, but we’re thrilled to celebrate the launch of our newest issue nonetheless. This issue features work from twelve incredible poets, four short stories, four creative nonfiction pieces, and original artwork from Katherine Tzu-Lan Mann. The new issue is available in print or, for the first […]

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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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An Annotated Tour of the Music Issue

At the Show LPR Some Love event this February, we held our first community discussion. Submissions to our music-themed issue were accumulating, so we gathered together local readers for an hour-long talk about music on a snowy day. The conversation was wide-ranging: spirituals, song sparrows, memory, the aging brain and other aspects that our readers hoped to […]

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Meet the Neighbors: Columbia Festival of the Arts

A journal such as ours requires a vibrant literary and artistic environment to thrive—and even survive. In appreciation of the various cultural entities around us, we present “Meet the Neighbors,” a series where we provide you with personal introductions to a diverse assortment. I met the people who put on the Columbia Festival of the Arts over champagne, […]

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