Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing


Portrait of a Family, Crooked & Straight

Jul, 08 2016 | no responses

My mother and father didn’t want to dance with each other at this wedding—and they wouldn’t—and there would be no portrait from this wedding of the father and the mother and the two daughters together, no portrait for my wall.

Live from the Scene

Jul, 08 2016 | no responses

It’s not so bad once you get used to it—
August’s algal bloom on the farm’s
manure lagoon


Jul, 08 2016 | no responses

photo by Jeff Clover Dear Japan, Dear Ambient Author, Dear Oh, Dear Trans- figuration Boy, Dear Chemical Girl, Dear Fiber of My Fire, Dear Big Red Scarf, Dear Halloween Buoy, Desire and lists. The idea of me—that hash-marked outline that universally precedes me by mere moments—writes this to you. I trust it to say everything [...]

Colorado Review Summer 2016

Jul, 08 2016 | no responses

Like New Year’s Eve, the onset of summer evokes plans and hopes, projects and promises. Often among them is the Summer Reading List. “This will be the summer,” we say, “when I read [insert major work you’re ashamed to admit you’ve never read].” But we might not necessarily start that list on June 1. We’ll [...]

Colorado Review Fall/Winter 2015

Nov, 23 2015 | no responses

Twelve years ago, with the support of Emily Hammond and Steven Schwartz, now Colorado Review’s fiction editor, we founded the Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction as a way to honor the memory of Liza Nelligan, a dear friend and Colorado State University English Department alumna. Nelligan passed away in 2003, and the Prize seeks to [...]

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