Counterpoint: Why We Should Question (If Not Abolish) the Writing Ritual
Apr, 16 2019 | no responses
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jordan Osborne Since I decided to attempt being a writer, I’ve been told that I need to have a ritual for writing—set aside time and space, develop some habits to get me in the right frame of mind. Honestly, I could go on and on, rattling off tips from other […]
Tracing Constructs and Conversations in Art
Oct, 19 2018 | no responses
One of the things I’ve come to understand about artistic pursuits, or at least about mine, is that they are anything but linear. Sometimes one needs to push the limits only to retrace origins and vice versa. So it is that I began exploring seemingly oppositional forces at play in art in general, and subsequently, in written mediums.
Brief Thoughts on the Art and Craft of the Poetry Review
Mar, 28 2018 | no responses
“See? Here is what I found” might be the sentence of the good critic. “See? Here is what found me” might be the sentence of the great one.
Apr, 14 2017 | one response
I admitted, then, like a secret or a dare, “I’ve found myself writing preach, mama in the margins of the books I’m reading,” which has been the biggest puzzle to emerge out of many otherwise subtle changes.
A Reflection on Listening: Thanks to Mike Lala and Rachel Hall
Mar, 03 2017 | no responses
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Kristin Macintyre A few days ago I, along with the literary community at Colorado State University, had the honor of listening to two writers read their work at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art on campus. Rachel Hall, a visiting fiction writer from SUNY-Geneseo, read a beautiful short story from […]
On the Politics of Art
Feb, 17 2017 | no responses
by Colorado Review Associate Editor Meghan Pipe Today in a literature class on postmodernism—I am the teaching assistant in this upper-level course for undergraduates—we got to talking about politics in art, and whether that P-word should have a place in art at all. One student suggested that art should come from individual experience and not […]