Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing


Divinity School

Feb, 20 2017 | no responses

Alicia Jo Rabins’s poetry brings to mind the variety and vitality of water. The word estuary comes from the Latin aestus, meaning heat, boiling, bubbling, or tide. Such diversity of meaning parallels the union of opposing elements that Rabins enacts in her poems. As fluent in the music world as in the world of poetics, Rabins [...]

The Opposite of Light

Feb, 13 2017 | no responses

The Opposite of Light offers a momentary glimpse into the shards of a relationship that have been carefully pieced back together using poetry’s inner logic and grammar

A Pillow Book

Feb, 13 2017 | no responses

Awash in blunt humor and hazy renderings of the quotidian, A Pillow Book is a genre-bending collection containing micro-essays, dream logs, encyclopedia entries, and philosophical musings.


Feb, 06 2017 | no responses

Gizzi is always exacting with his line breaks and in this case uses them to test his feeble autonomy over language by showing that he can break the line wherever and however he wants.

Escape Velocity

Feb, 01 2017 | no responses

Thirteenth in the Mountain West Poetry Series, edited by Stephanie G’Schwind & Donald Revell “Confessional poetry is a historical moment that is over, but here is a fierce, intelligent, deliberate heir to its most evocative gestures. Here is an emergent narrative about love and domestic violence and grief and change, full of fearsome sympathy with [...]


Feb, 01 2017 | no responses

Twelfth in the Mountain West Poetry Series, edited by Stephanie G’Schwind & Donald Revell In his first collection of poems, &luckier, Christopher J Johnson explores the depths to which we can know our most intimate friends, habits, and—even more so—selves. From a mosaic of coffee cups, dinner engagements, razors, walks around his city, and the [...]

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