4.9.2014

How To Read a Taboo Sentence Like a Grown-Up

by Holly Morse-Ellington

Lo-lee-ta: the tip of the tongue taking a trip of three steps down the palate to tap, at three, on the teeth. Lo. Lee. Ta.  -Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita               I might suffer from a touch of arrested development. I’m from an area where schools glued together textbook pages… Read more »

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4.1.2014

CityLit Festival - April 12, 2014

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Baltimore Review will have a table at the CityLit Festival on Saturday, April 12, 10 am - 5 pm, at the beautiful Enoch Pratt Library on Cathedral Street. If you're in Baltimore, stop by and say Hello. We're quite friendly. Also, note that one of our editors, Lalita Noronha,… Read more »

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3.13.2014

Poets & Writers Reading Venues Database - Submit Yours!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Baltimore people: Submit your fabulous reading venues for the Poets & Writers "Best Reading Venues in the USA" database. We want to look our best, right? I mean, is there any day of the week when something is not happening in Baltimore? OK, you other cities, too, in case… Read more »

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3.13.2014

Congratulations to BR Contributor Le Hinton

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Great news from BR contributor Le Hinton: First, his poem “No Doubt About It (I Gotta Get Another Hat),” published in The Little Patuxent Review (winter 2013 issue), will be published in Best American Poetry. You can hear him read the poem here: http://littlepatuxentreview.org/2014/03/11/no-doubt-about-it-le-hinton-picked-for-best-american-poetry/ . Also, "Epidemic," published in… Read more »

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2.26.2014

Best of the Net - Congratulations to . . .

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

Congratulations to Megan Grumbling on making the Best of the Net list for her poem "Vapors." http://www.sundresspublications.com/bestof/poetry.htm Also, to Joanna Pearson, a finalist for her poem "Moon Children." http://www.sundresspublications.com/bestof/finalists.htm Well-deserved honors. The Baltimore Review is so grateful that these fine poets sent us their work.   And Best of… Read more »

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2.26.2014

Summer Contest Theme - “How To”

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

The theme for The Baltimore Review’s summer contest is "How To." Why? Because I'm an old dog that can--and likes to--learn new tricks. Because--lucky me--I get to pick the contest theme. Because I know that a lot of writers, like me, spend way too much time in research activities… Read more »

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1.31.2014

Winter Issue Live!

by Barbara Westwood Diehl

The editors of The Baltimore Review are pleased to announce the winners of our winter contest.   Brett Foster, 1st place, for “On the Numbness That Will Be Our Future” Clay Matthews 2nd place, for “An Angel Gets Her Wings” Roy Bentley, 3rd place, for “O, Kindergarten” The final… Read more »

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1.19.2014

What We’re Reading

by Ann Kolakowski

I am currently enrolled in a nine-month certification course related to my job, so the chapbook format is the perfect fit for my highly compressed reading-for-pleasure time. Chapbooks are like potato chips: it’s impossible to consume just one—and who would want to!? Easy on the wallet and highly portable,… Read more »

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1.17.2014

What We’re Reading

by Lynn Stansbury

Edward P. Jones: Lost in the City; All Aunt Hagar's Children. Stunning evocation of place, community, and time. Lost in the City had been on my must-read-but-haven't-yet for a long time, so when I did read it, I ran out and tracked down a copy of his second collection… Read more »

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1.17.2014

What We’re Reading

by Jennifer Holden Ward

East of Eden by John Steinbeck A few times a year, perhaps out of sheer guilt, I read a classic or two, and I'm always glad when I do. Right now I am reading East of Eden. From the first sentence I was reminded of Steinbeck's keen sense of place—a… Read more »

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