Read More - An Interview with Kevin Phan, author of Mountain/West Poetry Series Book Dears, Beloveds
Kevin Phan lives in Colorado. He attended the University of Iowa (BA) and the University of Michigan (MFA). His poetry has previously appeared in Best New Poets, Gulf Coast, the Cincinnati Review, the Georgia Review, and many other fine journals. For a living, he works with the earth. Photography, mountain biking, backpacking, cooking, and organic […]
Read More - 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 […]
Read More - 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”
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 […]
Read More - On Love Poetry
By Colorado Review Associate Editor Daniel Schonning For most of us, the pitfalls associated with writing a modern love poem are nearly too many to count. On one side: the saccharine, the sentimental, the end-rhymed and metrical. On the other: the woe-filled; the creepy; the self-obsessed, erotic magnum opus. Somewhere between exists the razor’s edge […]
Read More - An Interview with Poet Abigail Chabitnoy
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.
Read More - Horror Poetry, Women, and a Pittsburgh Mini-Haunting
As the writer holding power, women might offer alternative representations of women within the actual content or use their power to communicate their powerlessness.
Read More - February 2018 Podcast: Poet Lauren Haldeman, author of Instead of Dying
In February’s episode, associate editors Sam Killmeyer and Zach Yanowitz chat with Lauren Haldeman, author of Instead of Dying, winner of the 2017 Colorado Prize for Poetry. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 33. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! Just search “Colorado Review” in the iTunes store or follow this link.
Read More - 10 Places for Daily Poetry
In order to keep this daily poetry need stress-free, I’ve been actively seeking out daily poetry emails and services. I thought that you too, in your daily stresses, joys, and attention to spring weather, might also want to enjoy this stress-free daily poetry, and so I’ve compiled a list of places to sign up for and read poems.
Read More - Vulnerability and the Submissions Process
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?
Read More - Preach, Mama
I admitted, then, like a secret or a dare, “I’ve found myself writing preach, mama in the margins of the books I’m reading,” which has been the biggest puzzle to emerge out of many otherwise subtle changes.