Thanks to Truth Thomas for sending us photographs he took from our March 3 reading featuring Little Patuxent Review’s Winter 2012 Social Justice Issue. Truth was guest editor for the issue, and he emceed the program, which featured several authors.
He closes his Editor’s Note by acknowledging the poets, fiction writers, visual artists, and scholars who contributed to the issue:
“Their work, their thoughts, their artwork, is a redemption song, to be sure – not unlike that classic Bob Marley composition entitled “Redemption Song.” It is a testimony of wrongs observed by dedicated lyrical reporters—compelling artistic witnesses—men and women who place a recession-proof value on the price of human dignity. It is a great gift they have given us. It is that great gift we humbly offer you.”
Thanks also to LPR editor Laura Shovan for working to organize the reading, and all the writers who participated. Copies of the issue, which includes work by Martin Espada, Michael Salcman, Tony Medina, Kathleen Hellen, Greg McBride, Clarinda Harriss, and several others, is available for sale at The Writer’s Center. Or you can get a copy, and a subscription, directly from LPR.