“Feeling Both Humbled and Human”: An Interview with Renée Thorne

Renée Thorne is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parabola, Still Point Arts Quarterly, and Bluestockings, among others. Her first book, Eurydice, Alive, will be published next year with art&fiction. After reading her essay “Excavations” for the spring 2020 issue of Colorado Review, assistant managing editor Jonnie Genova reached out to Thorne to […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor Jehanne Dubrow, Author of “Portrait on Metal with Patterned Scarf and Streak of Light”

Editorial assistant Lucia Sabo recently reached out to Colorado Review contributor Jehanne Dubrow. Here is the interview that followed. Lucia Sabo: Your essay “Portrait on Metal with Patterned Scarf and Streak of Light” was featured in the fall 2019 issue of CR. It is clear from the essay that your writing has been informed by […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor and Poet Sawako Nakayasu

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

October 2017 Podcast: Katherine Hill’s “Waste Management”

In October’s episode, podcast editor Meghan Pipe dives into the archives to read Katherine Hill’s “Waste Management,” winner of the 2010 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Fall/Winter 2010 issue). Then, Hill joins in via phone to chat about the Nelligan Prize and how her writing life has unfolded since winning. Listen to the podcast here: […]