Last week our poetry editor, Katherine Smith, read from her new poetry collection, Woman Alone on the Mountain, at the Union Ave Books in Knoxville, Tennessee.
PR congratulates author Jennifer Clement, who recently was named a finalist of the Pen/Faulkner Award for Fiction for her novel Prayers for the Stolen.
And associate editor Mike Maggio reports that his novel,The Wizard and the White House, was reviewed favorably by Foreword Reviews this winter.
PR contributor Warren Jones sends us the news that his story, “Just Plain Rosie,” has been published by The Carolina Quarterly.
Finally, PR technology editor Joanna Howard coordinated last Friday’s A Splendid Wake celebration of poets past and present in the DC area. Read Karren Alenier’s post all about it on the blog.
The OSM is back online. The intrepid Julie Wakeman-Linn, our fearless editor-in-chief, has solved the problem. Access the OSM via our Submissions page here on the PR blog.
but not out. We are working to get it back online and will post an announcement here and through our other social media venues once we’ve gotten everything fixed.
In the meantime, know that, in the words of PR’s favorite mystic, Julian of Norwich, “All will be well and all will be well and all manner of things will be well.”
Here are some photos, courtesy of Professor Joan Naake, of last week’s visit with author Jennifer Clements. As part of the program, a group of students and faculty gathered at the Takoma Park–Silver Spring campus of Montgomery College last week to listen to the noted author discuss her craft. The event was co-sponsored by the Frank Islam Athenaeum Symposia, the Paul Peck Humanities Institute and the Potomac Review.
We’d like to welcome Albert Kapikian to our publication. Albert is an Adjunct Professor of English at Montgomery College. His poems have appeared in The Washington Review, The Graham House Review, Elysian Fields, The Ledge and other publications. Before becoming a teacher, he worked for the National Archives where he was posted to the White House to chronicle the presidency of George H.W. Bush. He is a graduate of Wesley Theological Seminary and The Catholic University School of Law. More importantly, he is a big fan of his nephews Alex and Zach.