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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Finding a Home for Your Writing

Apr, 08 2019 | one response

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Yuni Ramos While sending your writing into the world can certainly feel daunting at times, there are several benefits to doing so. Some highlights include reaching a new audience, boosting your confidence, engaging in the literary conversation, and obtaining professional credibility. Now that I’ve got your attention, you may be […]

Revisiting the Holocaust Metaphors of Sylvia Plath

Mar, 07 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Leila Einhorn Like many female-identifying poets, I grew up with what can only be called a kind of worship for Sylvia Plath. Discovering Plath’s poetry among the overwhelmingly male voices of the American literary canon was like finding my way home. I was a teenage girl, aware of my growing […]

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