Read More - On Love Poetry
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 […]
Read More - I Can’t Contain My Excitement for These New Books in 2019!
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 […]
Read More - Interview with Shannon Sweetnam: Winner of the 2018 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction
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 […]
Read More - An Interview with Poet Abigail Chabitnoy
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.
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 - Ready, Set, Submit!
On the faces of my students when I suggest they submit their work for publication: flattery, confusion. And I get it—no one taught me how to submit, how to find journals I admire, how to know when a piece is ready. The prospect can be daunting when you’re starting out.
Read More - July 2018 Podcast: Summer Issue Preview
In our July episode, editor-in-chief Stephanie G’Schwind, incoming podcast editor Evan Senie, and poet and MFA candidate Margaret Browne join podcast editor Meghan Pipe to give a preview of the fiction, nonfiction, and poetry in the new Summer 2018 issue. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 38. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! […]
Read More - June 2018 Podcast: Benjamin Soileau’s “Boosh Bourgeois”
In our June episode, podcast editor Meghan Pipe is joined by incoming podcast editor Evan Senie, who will read an excerpt from Benjamin Soileau’s “Boosh Bourgeois.” The story appears in the upcoming Summer 2018 issue of Colorado Review. Then, they’ll be joined by Soileau via phone to chat about the story and Soileau’s work. Listen […]
Read More - May 2018 Podcast: Jennifer Itell’s “Moonwalk”
In our May episode, podcast editor Meghan Pipe dives into the archives to read Jennifer Itell’s essay “Moonwalk” from the Fall/Winter 2017 issue. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 36. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! Just search “Colorado Review” in the iTunes store or follow this link.
Read More - April 2018 Podcast: A Pocket-Sized Poetry Episode
Our short and sweet April episode features poems from the pages of Colorado Review, each chosen and read by a staff member of the journal. Listen to the podcast for poems by Shauna Barbosa, Ansley Clark, Paige Lewis, Luiza Flynn-Goodlett, and Isaac Ginsberg Miller: Episode 35. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! Just […]