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A Budget and a Plan: Braving the AWP Bookfair

Apr, 17 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Associate Editor Kristin Macintyre Three weeks ago, I was in Portland, Oregon with nearly 15,000 other writers strolling the aisles of the AWP bookfair. I was indistinguishable among the crowd, each of us wearing canvas totes and blue lanyards, each of us tugging at a friend’s elbow while gawking at a discounted journal […]

Counterpoint: Why We Should Question (If Not Abolish) the Writing Ritual

Apr, 16 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Jordan Osborne Since I decided to attempt being a writer, I’ve been told that I need to have a ritual for writing—set aside time and space, develop some habits to get me in the right frame of mind. Honestly, I could go on and on, rattling off tips from other […]

Finding a Home for Your Writing

Apr, 08 2019 | one response

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Yuni Ramos While sending your writing into the world can certainly feel daunting at times, there are several benefits to doing so. Some highlights include reaching a new audience, boosting your confidence, engaging in the literary conversation, and obtaining professional credibility. Now that I’ve got your attention, you may be […]

Books, Bodies, and Blossoms: Notes from AWP 2019

Apr, 01 2019 | one response

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Kelly Weber It’s April, which means it’s National Poetry Month, and it also means Portland was beginning to bud and bloom as writers from all across the country descended upon the city this past week for AWP 2019. The smell of coffee and blossoms mixed as people sporting canvas conference […]

Reading New Voices: A Different Kind of Literary Publishing

Mar, 26 2019 | no responses

by Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Matthew Gorman While many of us are familiar with traditional kinds of publications—newspapers, academic journals, literary journals, magazines, book houses, university presses, etc.—I would like to bring some attention to another form of publishing that has a different purpose than producing name recognition and resume lines: the realm of community […]

Revisiting the Holocaust Metaphors of Sylvia Plath

Mar, 07 2019 | no responses

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Leila Einhorn Like many female-identifying poets, I grew up with what can only be called a kind of worship for Sylvia Plath. Discovering Plath’s poetry among the overwhelmingly male voices of the American literary canon was like finding my way home. I was a teenage girl, aware of my growing […]

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