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In Defense of Odd

Apr, 21 2017 | no responses

Not that being odd is currently under literary attack or anything, but I’ve been thinking about how certain pieces of writing are perfectly misshapen—a trapezoidal-peg-round-hole sort of thing—just enough to defy clear categorization.

Preach, Mama

Apr, 14 2017 | no responses

I admitted, then, like a secret or a dare, “I’ve found myself writing preach, mama in the margins of the books I’m reading,” which has been the biggest puzzle to emerge out of many otherwise subtle changes.

Spoken Word: Not Just for Poetry

Apr, 07 2017 | no responses

I went for this drive and listened to the entire seven episodes of S-Town, which comes from the producers of Serial and This American Life. I cried multiple times per episode, in the car, by myself.

The Year of Nonfiction

Jan, 27 2017 | no responses

By Lauren Matheny, Colorado Review Associate Editor My name is Lauren, and I am a fiction writer. A fiction MFA candidate. And I have a confession: the last three books I’ve read have been nonfiction. I think I have a problem. I feel, however, that this shift might be global rather than personal. Or maybe [...]

The Bravery of Writing

Nov, 11 2016 | no responses

By Morgan Riedl, Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Recently, I attended a storytelling event with a friend. After the performance, we discussed what it’s like to write and share stories, and agreed to send each other a story we’d written. Shortly after I got home, my phone buzzed with a text: “I’m so nervous for you [...]

November Podcast: Regina Drexler’s “Landslide”

Nov, 21 2013 | no responses

You know, I thought about switching up the music on this edition of Selections from Colorado Review. I thought, You know what’ll really get everyone all bent out of shape? If I put Christmas music on the podcast before Thanksgiving. That’ll really get ‘em riled up. Anyone who has ever blogged professionally knows that riled [...]

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