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Storms & Violence in David Franke’s “Monsters”

Apr, 02 2021 | no responses

By Colorado Review editorial assistant Michael Todd “Good storms can break down a barn, pull planes out of the air, drive straw through a tree trunk. There is nothing so massive as a storm gathering over the plains.” Where I’m from in Southwest Virginia—not plains, but hills and mountains in hazy watercolor aquas and occasional […]

Peril and Protection in Haley Crigger’s “Not in Any Trouble”

Oct, 23 2020 | no responses

By Colorado Review associate editor Hannah Barnhart As an associate editor at Colorado Review, I am always delighted to come across a story about adolescence, girlhood, sexual violence, and female friendship that is as astute and provocative as Haley Crigger’s “Not in Any Trouble,” from the upcoming Fall 2020 issue. Set in rural Kentucky, Crigger’s […]

Ethics and Aesthetics: Trauma Narratives

Oct, 06 2017 | no responses

In the past several weeks, I have read submissions about war and horrific physical injuries, debilitating ailments and incurable diseases, families shattered by divorce or marital infidelity, death and suicide, drug addiction and abuse, homophobia, transphobia, and so many other sources of trauma that I often find myself ruminating on these narratives well after my shift at the Center for Literary Publishing has ended.

Trauma in Contemporary Short Stories

Nov, 19 2015 | no responses

by Angela Mergentime, Colorado Review Associate Editor As a graduate student pursuing a master’s in English Literature, I have to shift my literary gears each time I read submissions for Colorado Review. I’ve lately been spending a lot of time reading historical and theoretical material for my master’s project—in addition to my ongoing habit of […]