Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing

Fiction

Assumptions We Might Make About the Postworld

Sep, 11 2018 | no responses

Katharine Haake provides a palliative for the shortage of thoughtful apocalyptic literature with Assumptions We Might Make About the Postworld, a collection of eleven short stories, each of which explores the end of things—even if just symbolically—as a way to meditate on themes of loss and absence.

Sleeping Dragons: Stories

Jul, 26 2018 | no responses

Largely ominous and somber in tone, the concise, intelligent fiction contained in Sleeping Dragons will move, intrigue, and not fade quickly from memory.

Sonata in K

Jul, 26 2018 | no responses

At its most basic level, Sonata is a thought experiment. It asks: What if Kafka were brought back to life and saw the late-stage capitalism whose arrival he presaged?

In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees

Jul, 26 2018 | no responses

It’s easy to slip into In the Cemetery of the Orange Trees, but not easy to resurface. The meanings and emotive metaphors linger, a slow burn that brings you face to face with the injustices imposed on a people impossible to forget.

Joe and June

Jul, 24 2018 | no responses

She wanted to be someone normal. Watch television until noon on the weekends. Practice soccer in the backyard so she could finally make the B team. Invite a friend over and make a slip and slide with the old tarp in the basement.

The Lost Daughter Collective

Jun, 14 2018 | no responses

With The Lost Daughter Collective, Lindsey Drager positions herself next to innovative writers like Rikki Ducornet, Aimee Bender, and Donald Barthelme, who have used fables and folktales to achieve an ineffable effect.

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