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Mirror, Mirror: “Ripped” from the Spring 2019 Issue

May, 13 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Elena Brousard-Norcross As a reader at Colorado Review, I often encounter work that I pass on to the editors with the hope that I will see it again—in print. “Ripped,” by Ashley Wurzbacher, from the Spring 2019 issue, is definitely one of those stories. When I first read it, I […]

The Female Lyric: Creating Space for Female Experience

May, 07 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Margaret Browne In my own work, I often write through and out of distinctly feminist concerns—concerns about female agency and the body, female sexual pleasure and empowerment, the relationship between father and daughter, daughter and mother, what it’s like to be a woman with a mental illness, what it’s like […]

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 […]

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