Motherhood and Mental Health in Holly Goddard Jones’s “Antipodes”

By Colorado Review editorial assistant Ross Reagan During May, we celebrate two very important events: Mental Health Awareness Month and Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day this year, though, marks an occasion that resembles an antipode. Many families, and mothers of families, are not just celebrating the joy of life but simply the fact that they are […]

An Interview with Holly Goddard Jones, Author of “Antipodes” (Spring 2021)

By Colorado Review editorial assistant Heather Gutekunst  Fiction writer Holly Goddard Jones is a professor of English at UNCG and teaches fiction writing and creative nonfiction workshops. Her work has appeared in the Southern Review and Appalachian Heritage, and she is the author of the short story collection Girl Trouble (2009) and the novels The […]

“This Is What We Have to Do”: Robin Cartwright’s Exploration of Privilege and Pollution

By Colorado Review associate editor Mike Moening The scope of essays that we receive at the Colorado Review is broad—that’s part of what makes the work as rewarding as it is. Even more rewarding is finding a piece that is firing on all cylinders—one that is sure to make a splash—and then seeing it transform […]

An Interview with Jennifer Genest, Author of “The Mills” (Summer 2020)

Jennifer Genest grew up riding horses and playing in the woods of Sanford, a mill town in southern Maine. She now lives near Los Angeles. Her fiction has appeared in New Delta Review, Post Road Magazine, Pithead Chapel, and elsewhere. Her essay “The Mills” was published in the summer issue of Colorado Review. Associate editor […]

An Interview with Michelle Ross, author of “A Mouth Is a House for Teeth” (Fall/Winter 2018)

Michelle Ross is the author of the story collections There’s So Much They Haven’t Told You, winner of the 2016 Moon City Short Fiction Award, and Shapeshifting, winner of the 2020 Stillhouse Press Short Fiction Award (and forthcoming in 2021). Her fiction has appeared in Alaska Quarterly Review, Colorado Review, Electric Literature, Okay Donkey, The […]

An Interview with Kate Bolton Bonnici, 2020 Winner of the Colorado Prize for Poetry

Kate Bolton Bonnici grew up in rural Alabama and holds degrees from Harvard, NYU Law, UC Riverside, and UCLA. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Arts & Letters, the Southern Humanities Review, Image, Tupelo Quarterly, and elsewhere. She teaches early modern English literature and creative writing at UCLA. Bonnici’s collection Night Burial is […]

Space, Time, Poetics

by Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Christa Shively I am sitting on my couch, in my living room, in a place that I have staked, flagged, and signed on the dotted line for. My neighborhood is made up of parcels of earth, homogenized snippets of ground, dovetail lots containing homes, yards, and mailboxes. Each driveway has identical […]