Audacity, 50s Style: Part 2

(Continued from “Audacity, 50s Style: Part 1”) I met Jo Kellum of the Roc-A-Jets, Baltimore’s first all-girl band, in January. The Ravens still had hopes of going to the Super Bowl, and Jo’s East Baltimore neighborhood was festooned with purple and black. Jo and Carla Mandley, Roc-A-Jets’ drummer, sat down with me over tea. Although the band […]

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Audacity, 50s Style: Part 1

Jo Kellum is one of the most audacious people I know. Not in terms of the look-at-me audacity of celebrity culture, where luminaries wear meat dresses or overturn tables on TV to grab attention. Kellum is quietly and unapologetically herself. Our friendship itself is audacious. Jo is a gay woman in her late 70s, a […]

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What Audacity Looks Like

The other day, I came across photographs of the audacious Russian street-art group Voina. What struck me most was how ordinary the members looked. They could have easily been any undergrads from any American campus. Yet, the Russian government has brought more than a dozen criminal cases against them. The same government that also saw fit […]

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How Baptisms are Done in Mississippi: Pratt Poetry Contest

Last fall, Lisa Greenhouse of the Enoch Free Pratt Library contacted Little Patuxent Review. Would we be interested in partnering with the library on a statewide poetry contest? LPR had never sponsored a contest, but this one was appealing. We liked the prospect of working with Pratt. We loved that there was no fee to enter […]

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Concerning Craft: Paul Lamb

The “Concerning Craft” series introduces Little Patuxent Review contributors, showcases their work and draws back the curtain to reveal a little of what went into producing it. Please meet Paul Lamb. His stories have appeared in Bartleby Snopes, Danse Macabre, Midwest Literary Magazine, Crossed Genres and Platte Valley Review. “The Respite Room” was published in our Winter 2012 […]

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