Looking toward Spring with Place-Based Writing
Mar, 14 2019 | one response
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jennifer Anderson If I have often been drawn to place-based writing as a way to travel from one locale to another through the nuances of language, then this winter I have been drawn to writing that evokes the liminal imaginary of being caught or pulled between places, between ways of […]
On Love Poetry
Feb, 13 2019 | no responses
By Colorado Review Associate Editor Daniel Schonning For most of us, the pitfalls associated with writing a modern love poem are nearly too many to count. On one side: the saccharine, the sentimental, the end-rhymed and metrical. On the other: the woe-filled; the creepy; the self-obsessed, erotic magnum opus. Somewhere between exists the razor’s edge […]
I Can’t Contain My Excitement for These New Books in 2019!
Feb, 01 2019 | no responses
By Colorado Review Managing Editor Katherine Indermaur Did you know that the number of people reading poetry in this country has almost doubled since 2013? This could very well be explained by the increased visibility of great poets of color and LGBTQIA poets in recent years. So, as one might expect, there is so much […]
Interview with Shannon Sweetnam: Winner of the 2018 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
Dec, 14 2018 | no responses
By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Esther Hayes Shannon Sweetnam is a Chicago-based essay and fiction writer whose work has appeared most recently in the Chicago Tribune, terrain.org, Cleaver Magazine, SmokeLong Quarterly, the Golden Key, Literal Latte, the Pinch, Crab Orchard Review, Nano Fiction, and Georgetown Review. She is the winner of the 2016 Wilda Hearne Flash Fiction Contest, 2010 Jack Dyer Fiction Prize, and two Illinois […]
An Interview with Poet Abigail Chabitnoy
Nov, 16 2018 | no responses
In this interview, Abigail Chabitnoy walks us through her experiences as a student, writer, and poet seeking publication. She was a 2016 Peripheral Poets fellow, and her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, and Red Ink, among others.
When Books Become Movies
Nov, 09 2018 | 2 responses
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.