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Human and Hungry: An Exploration of Maggie Queeney’s “What Kind of Animal You Would Be If You Could Be Any Animal” and Isaac Williams’s “Geospatial”

Sep, 11 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review Social Media Manager and Associate Editor Jordan Osborne Often, when looking through an issue of an unthemed journal, I’m surprised at the connections and synchronicities at work across the pages, especially when it seems that two pieces are inhabiting the same or similar emotional landscapes. In the Summer 2020 issue of Colorado […]

The Value of a Poem

May, 15 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jack Berning For many of us, we find ourselves in a time and space of great solitude. We are distanced from those people and things we love, those people and things we do not love, and everything in between. We are reminded, perhaps, that when all else has left, the self does […]

Graduation in the Time of Quarantine

Apr, 27 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Michelle LaCrosse Next week, I’ll put a shushing note on my door, on the off-chance my roommate comes home early from her nursing job, and then lock myself in my bedroom with my notes and a copy of my master’s thesis to “attend” my defense—remotely. I’ll examine the tiny, digital faces […]

Do Not Write Every Day

Nov, 21 2019 | one response

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Luke Eldredge One of the most common pieces of advice given to writers is to write every day. This advice is so common that it has largely been accepted as a given: To become a writer and to produce a work of writing, one must write every day. On the […]

Travel Writing Tips and Tricks

May, 15 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Michelle LaCrosse We’re finally into spring and summer is right around the bend—it’ll be here before you know it! Travel can happen at any time, but I know many, even most, people choose summer to get away from their routines and see something new. Ahead of these vacations and staycations, […]

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 […]

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