Announcing our Issue 14 Dedication
Each issue of The Los Angeles Review is dedicated to a West Coast writer who has made an indelible mark on the literary world. We at LAR are proud to announce that our fourteenth issue will be dedicated to the life and work of the poet Madeline DeFrees.
DeFrees was born in Oregon in 1919, and studied at Marylhurst College and the University of Oregon. In 1936, DeFrees joined the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary and served as a nun until 1973. Once she was dispensed from her vows, she turned to writing and teaching, and published 10 collections of poetry, including From The Darkroom, Magpie on the Gallows, Possible Sibyls, Blue Dusk, and Spectral Waves, and two works of nonfiction.
Readings for issue 14 begin February 1.