An Interview with Poet Abigail Chabitnoy
Nov, 16 2018 | no responses
In this interview, Abigail Chabitnoy walks us through her experiences as a student, writer, and poet seeking publication. She was a 2016 Peripheral Poets fellow, and her poems have appeared in Hayden’s Ferry Review, Boston Review, Tin House, Gulf Coast, and Red Ink, among others.
Muriel Rukeyser and the Legacy of Documentary Poetry
Oct, 23 2018 | no responses
Using trial transcripts, witness testimonies, interviews, medical descriptions, and more, Rukeyser documents a nonlinear account of the industrial disaster through voices both real and imagined. Throughout, she never loses sight of the potential problematics of documentary poetry (voyeurism, appropriation, etc.) and this inquiry into her own method is an integral part of the poem.
Some Essential Skills for Leaving the MFA
May, 07 2018 | one response
By Colorado Review Associate Editor David Mucklow The end of the MFA is an inevitably strange experience, full of sort of empty landmarks of finality: turning in your thesis, defending your thesis, writing your last paper, grading your last paper, attending your last class, having your thesis formally accepted by the graduate school (a task […]
How to Create a Purposeful Reading List
Dec, 22 2017 | no responses
“Part of the beauty of literature is its great diversity, its weirdness, its ability to examine the human condition in new and authentic ways.”
Oct, 24 2017 | no responses
This thing that we do carries an energy that is crucial to our being able to wake up and rediscover the world around us again and again and again.
Vulnerability and the Submissions Process
Apr, 28 2017 | no responses
What if I get rejected? What if a journal accepts a poem, and then five years down the road I am ashamed to see it out in the world?