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Stop Asking Artists to Be Pandemic Productive

Apr, 03 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Esther Hayes In the last few weeks, I have seen many posts online saying things like “Imagine all the great music and films and books that will come out of this quarantine!” And while I certainly understand that impulse—it is an impulse to shine a light of positivity through the very […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor Jehanne Dubrow, Author of “Portrait on Metal with Patterned Scarf and Streak of Light”

Feb, 17 2020 | no responses

Editorial assistant Lucia Sabo recently reached out to Colorado Review contributor Jehanne Dubrow. Here is the interview that followed. Lucia Sabo: Your essay “Portrait on Metal with Patterned Scarf and Streak of Light” was featured in the fall 2019 issue of CR. It is clear from the essay that your writing has been informed by […]

When to Write and When Not to Write

Feb, 06 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Hannah Barnhart Writers are hardly ever just writers; we are almost always something else, too. We are parents, teachers, students, editors, servers, bartenders. We are artists, but we might also be athletes, musicians, travelers, fanatics, aficionados. Whatever other occupation or hobby you might have as a writer, your life lends itself to […]

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.

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