Read More - An Interview with Kevin Phan, author of Mountain/West Poetry Series Book Dears, Beloveds
Kevin Phan lives in Colorado. He attended the University of Iowa (BA) and the University of Michigan (MFA). His poetry has previously appeared in Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, the Cincinnati Review, the Georgia Review, and many other fine journals. For a living, he works with the earth. Photography, mountain biking, backpacking, cooking, and organic […]
Read More - An Interview with Kate Bolton Bonnici, 2020 Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry
Kate Bolton Bonnici grew up in rural Alabama and holds degrees from Harvard, NYU Law, UC Riverside, and UCLA. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, the Southern Humanities Review, Image, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She teaches early modern English literature and creative writing at UCLA. Bonnici’s collection Night Burial is […]
Read More - Stop Asking Artists to Be Pandemic Productive
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 […]
Read More - Some Thoughts on “The Literary”
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Mike Moening I should begin this blog post with a simple disclaimer: I don’t come from a particularly literary background. Sure, I have a bachelor’s in English, but I wasn’t reading Faulkner or Nabokov as a child like some of my peers were. This is the only thing I’ll say that touches […]
Read More - When Books Become Movies
But what happens when a beloved book becomes a movie? Honestly, my first thought is “oh no.” Why? Because so often the movie lets me down, ruins my imagined world, and refuses to bring to life the best parts of the book.
Read More - Horror Poetry, Women, and a Pittsburgh Mini-Haunting
As the writer holding power, women might offer alternative representations of women within the actual content or use their power to communicate their powerlessness.
Read More - February 2018 Podcast: Poet Lauren Haldeman, author of Instead of Dying
In February’s episode, associate editors Sam Killmeyer and Zach Yanowitz chat with Lauren Haldeman, author of Instead of Dying, winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 33. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! Just search “Colorado Review” in the iTunes store or follow this link.
Read More - Colorado Review Podcast: September 2017 Episode
In Colorado Review’s September episode, Podcast Editor Lauren Matheny, Co-Nonfiction Editor Harrison Candelaria Fletcher, and Associate Editor Michelle LaCrosse discuss “Daughter Tongue,” an essay by Kathleen Blackburn featured in the Summer 2017 issue of the magazine. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 28.
Read More - A Reflection on Listening: Thanks to Mike Lala and Rachel Hall
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 […]
Read More - The Year of Nonfiction
By Lauren Matheny, Colorado Review Associate Editor My name is Lauren, and I am a fiction writer. A fiction MFA candidate. And I have a confession: the last three books I’ve read have been nonfiction. I think I have a problem. I feel, however, that this shift might be global rather than personal. Or maybe […]