Eating Popcorn in Bed

A Collaborative Reflection on a DIY Writer’s Retreat by Colorado Review associate editors JV Genova and Nicole Piasecki We steered our cars separately through the Medicine Bow-Routt National Forests, on Wyoming Highway 130—also known as Snowy Range Road—toward the historic town of Saratoga to converge for a DIY writing retreat. We, three middle-aged women writers, […]

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 […]

“Feeling Both Humbled and Human”: An Interview with Renée Thorne

Renée Thorne is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Parabola, Still Point Arts Quarterly, and Bluestockings, among others. Her first book, Eurydice, Alive, will be published next year with art&fiction. After reading her essay “Excavations” for the spring 2020 issue of Colorado Review, assistant managing editor Jonnie Genova reached out to Thorne to […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor Jehanne Dubrow, Author of “Portrait on Metal with Patterned Scarf and Streak of Light”

Editorial assistant Lucia Sabo recently reached out to Colorado Review contributor Jehanne Dubrow. Here is the interview that followed. Lucia Sabo: Your essay “Portrait on Metal with Patterned Scarf and Streak of Light” was featured in the fall 2019 issue of CR. It is clear from the essay that your writing has been informed by […]

The Female Lyric: Creating Space for Female Experience

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Margaret Browne In my own work, I often write through and out of distinctly feminist concerns—concerns about female agency and the body, female sexual pleasure and empowerment, the relationship between father and daughter, daughter and mother, what it’s like to be a woman with a mental illness, what it’s like […]