Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing


Dog Years

Nov, 12 2020 | no responses

The new Żaba grew to be an ugly dog: disproportional, with long, thin legs and big, elongated paws that contrasted with an average-sized body.

A Boy Named Courage: A Surgeon’s Memoir of Apartheid

Oct, 08 2020 | no responses

Himmet Dajee begins his autobiographical tale in his youth, which is split between Cape Town, South Africa, and India. His life’s timeline is tracked by major events in the world, from his youthful realization of the apartheid system he was born into, to the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi, to the international community’s establishment of the […]

To Limn / Lying In

Aug, 10 2020 | no responses

At once raw and erudite, this slender book of essays packs a profound wallop. I read it straight through one afternoon during my children’s naptime, out in the backyard where the light filters through oak leaves and dapples our scant, mossy lawn.

Rust: A Memoir of Steel and Grit

Aug, 05 2020 | no responses

Goldbach’s conservative childhood was mine, and even if it’s not yours, it provides a lesson as to why large parts of the United States vote Republican and suggests how we might approach narrowing a widening chasm of philosophical differences.

The Blessing

Jul, 14 2020 | no responses

Instead, he writes, “my beginning of trauma and violence led me on to a lifetime of creation rather than destruction.” What might our country look like in ten, fifteen, twenty years, if we all were so bold as to envision our present moment in such terms?

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