Colorado State University Center for Literary Publishing


Not for Luck

Mar, 24 2021 | no responses

Sheffield is emotionally present without sentimentality or clever guile. He offers us a gift of discernment that we can recognize as our own and return to for second helpings and more.

The Best Prey

Mar, 22 2021 | no responses

Quiñones situates desire as the fluxing heart of the collection and imbues its hunger with a Dionysian power and wildness.

We the Jury

Mar, 09 2021 | no responses

Creating sympathy is the poet’s role, and learning to sympathize is our only salvation.

wyrd] bird

Mar, 04 2021 | no responses

Stancek opens a dialectic between the speaker and mystic Hildegard of Bingen that will surface, recede, and resurface throughout the collection.

Small Hours

Mar, 01 2021 | no responses

Photo by geir tønnessen This evening the sky above the horizon was a purple band but thin and unconvincing, like a bad belief and the ivy climbing the stone buildings was disconsolate and wouldn’t look at me. Disbelief can be astonishment or godlessness, depending and sometimes I feel good and sometimes there’s only a small […]

Walking at Night

Mar, 01 2021 | no responses

Photo by Paul Asman and Jill Lenoble  Remember: headlamps, worn to move through total darkness. We hit the road too late, by the time we pulled into the parking lot, twilight, then even less than that. New Hampshire winter, days done early. I liked being in dusk with you. An arrow of lamplight let me […]

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