To our dedicated readers, We have begun the process of uploading a few select pieces for you to enjoy from our latest issue. Some links are provided below. Keep an eye out in the coming days for more excerpted content, by checking our ‘Recent Posts’ sidebar on the homepage, or clicking through some of our… More 2017 Long River Review Content
It’s been said that expectations are best kept low when meeting a brilliant writer. This advice makes sense when one considers that a writer is presenting their best, most polished self on the page. The real thing should inevitably yield disappointing. I feel privileged in being able to verify that this is not the case… More “The things that hold you back can often help you”: An Interview with Poet Allison Joseph, By Taylor Caron (2017)
Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize, Winner (2017) Death, of course. Having no God. Sunday afternoons, New England falls. Sleet storms like the one that dented the new car and traumatized the dog, who never liked loud noise; who, like me when I was young, couldn’t stomach fireworks. They made us cry—that spinet-silence between light and sound;… More “Fears After the Indonesian Forest Fires” By Anna Ziering (2017)
Wallace Stevens Poetry Prize, Second Place (2017) What I did not know to make made itself in vestigial hours between two o’clock and dawn, when the shapes of birds stitch together in my mind, and a single cicada peels the air. Each letter I write returns to water. I start one now and already the… More “New Year on Pleasure Island” By Brian Sneeden (2017)
It was reverence I felt then, and I did not cower as it vibrated through me. El ritmo bonded us by our pies, our caderas, ventilating the air with scales speeding by. The beats amplified between our pechos, whistling for our cuerpos to collide. So I took a breath that singed like frankincense and myrrh… More “La Fusión” By Gabriela García Sánchez (2017)
It’s finally here, and it’s fluorescent. Our 20th Anniversary Issue is now available at the UConn Bookstore. We are so proud of this issue. Keep an eye out for the bright orange cover, and pick up your copy today. Thank you so much to our contributors that made this year’s issue possible.
Take a look at one of our earlier videos from 2017, created by Ben Schultz and starring Creative Nonfiction Panelist, Brandon Marquis. Video by: Benjamin Schultz Get pumped for the Long River Review's 20th Anniversary Edition to be released this April! Posted by Long River Review on Sunday, February 26, 2017
Check out our latest video, a mini behind-the-scenes look at the efforts of the 2017 LRR staff. Thank you to our talented team member, Ben Shultz!
Two of my most frequented hobbies are reading books and drinking beer. My favorite hobby, however, is reading books while drinking beer. Herein lies a primer for those of you who have perhaps dabbled in these pastimes, but have not yet mastered them in combination. Beer has as rich a history as literature and is… More Cracking a Cold One with the Books By: Parker Gregory Shpak
I live in extremes. People laugh when I say that, they smile at me as if they know what I mean. “You go from zero to 60. But you got that from me.” My mother has said to me. But she’s wrong, I’m not like her. My intensity is drug induced. My personality is an… More Where I Am Going And Where I Have Been By: Maggie Parker