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An Interview with Colorado Review’s Prose Book Review Editor, Susan Donnelly Cheever

Jun, 17 2020 | one response

Susan Donnelly Cheever is a writing teacher and tutor. She currently teaches at Beacon Academy, a small independent school working to close the educational achievement gap in Boston, and she runs her own online tutoring business, Writing Lighthouse. In addition to teaching, she has also worked as a writing workshop facilitator for Writers without Margins, a nonprofit […]

When to Write and When Not to Write

Feb, 06 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Hannah Barnhart Writers are hardly ever just writers; we are almost always something else, too. We are parents, teachers, students, editors, servers, bartenders. We are artists, but we might also be athletes, musicians, travelers, fanatics, aficionados. Whatever other occupation or hobby you might have as a writer, your life lends itself to […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor and Poet Sawako Nakayasu

Dec, 12 2019 | no responses

Of the poems published in the fall 2019 issue of Colorado Review, editorial assistant Jordan Osborne was most struck by Sawako Nakayasu’s “Ten Girls Stepping Into and Out of the Light.” Jordan was immediately curious about the world and mind in which the poem was created, drawn into a conversation with the piece about identity […]

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 […]

Revisiting The Woman Warrior

Apr, 23 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Michelle Thomas This spring, at AWP in Portland, I met Maxine Hong Kingston. It was your typical AWP meet-cute: I attended her panel and then hovered in the meet-and-greet line. I had so many thoughts that I wanted to share. Namely, that I had first read The Woman Warrior in […]

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