You shake the old woman’s hand and walk off stage, looking for your parents in the crowd. They spot you and you smile back at your mom before taking your seat. You know your graduation is just as much her accomplishment as your own. After the ceremony, you kiss your relatives, make plans with your… More Life After College
What better way to celebrate the glorious reds, oranges, and yellows of November—the brisk air, the hot tea, the annual newfound surprise of mittens, scarves, and caps—than with a love story? Our 2013 print issue of Long River Review included a Foreign Literatures section. We purposefully published these pieces—two in Irish and one in Spanish—in… More Grá Fómhair – Autumnal Love
Recently, I joined some of the other editors for a radio show to promote the release of our latest issue. We floated as an idea for the show the theme “Poets and Editors,” and while we instead spent a lot of time talking about the poems in our latest issue that we’re really excited about,… More Poets and Editors
For our guerilla art project, Erin and I decided to focus on the Long River Review as a collective whole made up of diverse pieces. We all come from various backgrounds, privileges, and interests. As many of us will be leaving UConn this year, we each leave a bit behind, some fragment of our being.… More LRR Guerilla Art: You’re Invited
What is there not to get? I often hear the expressions I don’t like poetry/I’m not a fan of poems /I don’t care much for poetry from English majors, and people who consider themselves fans of literature (blasphemy to my ears). It is seldom, or actually never the case where I hear someone say they… More I don’t “get” Poetry.
As part of my internship with the Creative Writing Program, I generated numerous PR materials for the 50th Annual Wallace Stevens Poetry Program. This year’s guest poet was Susan Howe, a writer who combines history and lyricism in unique and unconventional patterns. History haunts Howe’s verses, and the writer often reflects on the failure of… More Whose Poem Is It Anyway?
Michael Schiavo founded Long Review Review during his senior year at UConn in 1998. He is the author of The Mad Song (2012) and several poetry chapbooks. You can read his blog at The Unruly Servant. This year’s LRR staff caught up with him to discuss the past of Long River Review, poetry, and other literary concerns. LRR: You founded… More An Interview with Michael Schiavo (2013)
After graduating UConn in 2011, former Long River Review editor Timothy Stobierski went on to publish his first book of poetry, Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer (River Otter Press, 2012). Several poems in Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer have since been nominated for a Pushcart prize. On March 27th he came back to UConn to… More An Interview with Timothy Stobierski (2013)
Movies and books have a lot in common: they bring stories to large audiences, they are meant to transport us somewhere new or highlight something old, they entertain us, and they can have profound effects on all manner of people. What’s one thing that movies always have that we almost never see with books, however?… More Soundtracks to Literature
Blog posts are stressful, man. So are taxes, emails, and Facebook. That’s why, for the past few weeks, these other stressful tasks have taken precedence over the #1 task of any English major—reading. Reading has not been a priority of mine for about a month now. Too many deadlines, too many applications for this job… More Like Reading? Then Put a Ring on It!