Complicating the Grief Narrative in Colorado Review Contributor Alyssa Northrop’s “Anatomy”

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Elena Brousard-Norcross In Alyssa Northrop’s short story “Anatomy” we first meet a cadaver named Aberforth in a chilly medical school room. Don’t judge me if I tell you that’s what first caught my attention. What made me keep reading, though, was the voice of the protagonist, Claire. Her voice is honest, […]

Trash on the Rise: Diving into the Dumpster of Contemporary Literature

by Colorado Review Associate Editor Christa Shively I remember a class I took as an undergraduate that focused on the works of postmodernist writer Don DeLillo. I recall the strong themes of trash and decay that ran through his novel Underworld. I was struck by how profound garbage seemed to be within the context of […]

January 2018 Podcast: Katie M. Flynn’s “Island Rule,” 2017 Winner of the Nelligan Prize

In January’s episode, podcast editor Lauren Matheny reads Katie M. Flynn’s “Island Rule,” winner of the 2017 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction, from the Fall/Winter 2017 issue. Listen to the podcast here: Episode 32. Become a subscriber to the Colorado Review podcast! Just search “Colorado Review” in the iTunes store or follow this link.

October 2017 Podcast: Katherine Hill’s “Waste Management”

In October’s episode, podcast editor Meghan Pipe dives into the archives to read Katherine Hill’s “Waste Management,” winner of the 2010 Nelligan Prize for Short Fiction (Fall/Winter 2010 issue). Then, Hill joins in via phone to chat about the Nelligan Prize and how her writing life has unfolded since winning. Listen to the podcast here: […]

Colorado Review Podcast: June 2017 Episode

In Colorado Review’s June 2017 podcast, editorial assistant Aliceanna Stopher joins podcast editor Meghan Pipe in the studio to read Samantha Storey’s short story “Voices Underwater” from the magazine’s Summer 2017 issue. Then, Storey joins in to chat about her work. Listen to the podcast here! (Episode 25) Part I: Samantha Storey’s “Voices Underwater,” read […]