Eating Popcorn in Bed

A Collaborative Reflection on a DIY Writer’s Retreat by Colorado Review associate editors JV Genova and Nicole Piasecki We steered our cars separately through the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, on Wyoming Highway 130—also known as Snowy Range Road—toward the historic town of Saratoga to converge for a DIY writing retreat. We, three middle-aged women writers, […]

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 […]

Latinx Reading Series: Leonora Simonovis | two poems from Study of the Raft

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we invited three recent Latinx contributors to read the recent or forthcoming work published at the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. Leonora Simonovis is a Venezuelan poet living in San Diego, California. Her poetry collection, Study of the Raft, is available from the Center for […]

Latinx Reading Series: Gabriella Balza | “The Student I Am Tutoring in Spanish Asks the Difference Between Pez y Pescado”

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we invited three recent Latinx contributors to read the recent or forthcoming work published at the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. Gabriella Balza is originally from Venezuela and South Florida but is located in the Midwest after recently completing her MFA at the University of […]

Latinx Reading Series: William Archila | “Three Sad Steps to Heaven”

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we invited three recent Latinx contributors to read the recent or forthcoming work published at the Center for Literary Publishing at Colorado State University. William Archila, author of The Art of Exile (2010 International Latino Book Award) and The Grave Digger’s Archaeology (2013 Letras Latinas/Red Hen Press Poetry […]

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.

An Interview with Lance Olsen

Lance Olsen is the author of over twenty-five fiction and nonfiction books concerning experimental and cross-genre representations of historical and mythologic narratives. His recent work includes My Red Heaven (Dzanc, 2020) and Dreamlives of Debris (Dzanc, 2017) as well as the ongoing installation No Place Like Time, in collaboration with his wife and fellow artist, […]

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.

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Motherhood and Mental Health in Holly Goddard Jones’s “Antipodes”

By Colorado Review editorial assistant Ross Reagan During May, we celebrate two very important events: Mental Health Awareness Month and Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day this year, though, marks an occasion that resembles an antipode. Many families, and mothers of families, are not just celebrating the joy of life but simply the fact that they are […]