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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, […]

Storytelling in Three Dimensions

May, 08 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jennifer Rojas I fell in love with book arts twice in my life. The first time, midway through my first bookbinding class, I loved the artistry of it. I was in the Herron Art Library at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis. Our professor, Karen Baldner, had pulled some of her favorite […]

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 […]

A Budget and a Plan: Braving the AWP Bookfair

Apr, 17 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Kristin Macintyre Three weeks ago, I was in Portland, Oregon with nearly 15,000 other writers strolling the aisles of the AWP bookfair. I was indistinguishable among the crowd, each of us wearing canvas totes and blue lanyards, each of us tugging at a friend’s elbow while gawking at a discounted journal […]

Counterpoint: Why We Should Question (If Not Abolish) the Writing Ritual

Apr, 16 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jordan Osborne Since I decided to attempt being a writer, I’ve been told that I need to have a ritual for writing—set aside time and space, develop some habits to get me in the right frame of mind. Honestly, I could go on and on, rattling off tips from other […]

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