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Over Spring Break. . .

March 24, 2015
photo: Judy Loest

Katherine Smith at Union Ave Books in Knoxville, Tennessee. Photo by Judy Loest.

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.

By the time you read this, associate editor Jessie Seigel will have read her fiction as part of the Inner Loop Reading Series at Johnny Pistolas.

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.

And Just Like That,

March 18, 2015

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.

Our Submission Manager is Down

March 18, 2015

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.”

Have You Read. . . 56?

March 10, 2015

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Jennifer Clements and Montgomery College: Photos

March 3, 2015

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.


Jennifer Clements discusses her work as Professor Joan Naake looks on.


Professors Robert Giron and Joan Naake are among the audience listening to Jennifer Clements.

Some of the Montgomery College students attending the event

Introducing Albert Kapikian

February 24, 2015

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. IMG_0004

Author Jennifer Clement to Read at Montgomery College

February 19, 2015


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