This past Wednesday I had the pleasure and honor of supporting the Long River Review by participating in their fundraiser/reading for the 2013 issue.
The event featured readings from two of this year’s Wallace Stevens Poetry Contest winners — Nicole Rubin and Ryan McLean — and a wonderful a cappella performance by Notes Over Storrs, followed by a reading from my book Chronicles of a Bee Whisperer. All donations are going towards the production of this year’s issue of the Long River Review.
The Long River Review is the wonderful award-winning student-run literary journal of my Alma Mater, the University of Connecticut. In addition to being my first experience in the editing business (I was on the staff for the 2010 and 2o11 issues), it was also the first journal to publish any of my work. I am proud to say that the journal is home to my essay He Had Some Tears (my first publication of anything, anywhere, ever), and my poem Falling to Pieces (my first published poem ever). As such, the journal will always hold a special place in my heart.
If you’re looking for some amazing writing and art by UConn students, pick up a copy of this year’s issue, due out on shelves in late April!