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 […]
In Defense of Obsession
Oct, 29 2018 | no responses
Obsession, we’re told, is unhealthy at worst, embarrassing at best. To write about one’s obsessions, to air them publicly, is particularly tacky—or so we seem to believe.
Horror Poetry, Women, and a Pittsburgh Mini-Haunting
Sep, 21 2018 | no responses
As the writer holding power, women might offer alternative representations of women within the actual content or use their power to communicate their powerlessness.
On Poets New to Poetry
Apr, 13 2018 | no responses
In poetry, the ideas that exceed us are like yeast in dough—gritty bits that irritate, germinate, and give the product its full flesh.
Infiltration of the Master’s Student
Nov, 17 2017 | no responses
During my time at the CLP, I not only get to see how the inside of a publishing house operates, but I also get to work alongside people producing content much like that submitted to the CLP for publication. I have learned just as much about the process of selecting a piece for publication as I have about the process that goes into making a publishable piece of work.
(Don’t) Write What You Know
Jan, 10 2017 | no responses
By Chelsea Hansen, Colorado Review Associate Editor Every writer has heard that infamous phrase: “Write what you know.” And, like me, most writers have probably railed against it. I first heard this when I was nineteen and in my first-ever workshop. My professor at the time had gone off on an unintended rant on the subject. […]