December 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Matthew Gavin Frank

This month’s episode features Matthew Gavin Frank, creative nonfiction writer, poet, and Professor of Creative Writing at Northern Michigan University. Host Lilia Shrayfer talks with Matthew about his latest book, Flight of the Diamond Smugglers: A Tale of Pigeons, Obsession, and Greed Along Coastal South Africa. Listen in to hear this brilliant writer talk in […]

October 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Danny Thiemann

  In this episode of the Colorado Review Podcast, host Lilia Shrayfer sits down with Danny Thiemann to discuss his story “One Bad Night in San José, Costa Rica,” forthcoming in the Colorado Review‘s Fall/Winter 2021 issue. This story was awarded the 2021 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction by final judge T. Geronimo Johnson. Thiemann […]

August 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Michelle Ross and Kim Magowan

This month’s episode kicks off the start of fall with not one, but two authors! Podcast host Lilia Shrayfer sits down with Michelle Ross and Kim Magowan to talk about their latest co-written short story, “Twenty Three Safety Manuals.” This episode features conversation on the craft of collaborative story-telling, writing women inside and outside of gender roles of their time, and the relationship between what the writer intends and the reader imagines on the page.

July 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Iris Jamahl Dunkle

  This month’s episode brings into conversation author Iris Jamahl Dunkle and CLP associate editor and graduate student intern Annmarie Delfino. The two discuss Dunkle’s recently published book, West : Fire : Archive, from CLP’s Mountain/West Poetry Series, as well as how writing about the environment bridges the historical and the personal to recover landscapes […]

May 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Brandon Krieg

Podcast host C Culbertson sits down with Brandon Krieg to talk about ecopoetics, environmental thought, and how the practice of walking calls on us to notice the world around us. Krieg reads the poems “In Case of Loss” and “Havening,” from his book Magnifier, winner of the 2019 Colorado Prize for Poetry.


April 2021 Podcast: In Conversation with Kate Bolton Bonnici

We are back just in time for National Poetry Month! New podcast hosts C Culbertson (they/them) and Lilia Shrayfer (she/her) sit down with Kate Bolton Bonnici, whose debut collection of poems Night Burial won the 2020 Colorado Prize for Poetry. This inaugural episode features talks about what the lineage of classical poetry and scholarship can teach folks […]