Episode 8 of LFTRR Explains the “First Page Test”
James J. Patterson is the reluctant scholar and on this (the eighth!) episode of Live from the Reading Room, he reads the from his essay of the same name. He also reads from books that have passed his "First Page Test" including "Night Train to Lisbon" by Pascal Mercier, "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Muse" by Jessie Burton, "The Tropic of Cancer" by Henry Miller, and "Confessions" by Jean-Jaques Rousseau.
Reflections on my First AWP; or, Sleepless in SeaTac
ASP Intern and Washington College Senior Eylie Sasajima on Her First AWP Conference
An interview with the late, great Linda Pastan
Along the indifferent corridors / of space, angels could be hiding,” Linda Pastan wrote in her poem “Muse.” ASP honors the legacy of Linda Pastan (1932–2023), a former Poet Laureate of Maryland, who passed away last week. Pastan was the author of the 2018 poetry book A Dog Runs Through It, which won the Towson University Literary Award.
Here’s to 2022! And Here’s a Sale…
2022 was a big year for ASP and our writers. In March, we had a booth at the annual AWP Conference, and our offsite reading, featuring authors Saida Agostini, Dave Housley, Elizabeth Hazen, and Richard Peabody, along with special guests Teri Ellen Cross Davis and Leslie Pietrzyk, had a standing-room-only audience packed with literary stars.