“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 […]

When to Write and When Not to Write

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Hannah Barnhart Writers are hardly ever just writers; we are almost always something else, too. We are parents, teachers, students, editors, servers, bartenders. We are artists, but we might also be athletes, musicians, travelers, fanatics, aficionados. Whatever other occupation or hobby you might have as a writer, your life lends itself to […]

An Interview with Colorado Review Contributor and Poet Sawako Nakayasu

Of the poems published in the fall 2019 issue of Colorado Review, editorial assistant Jordan Osborne was most struck by Sawako Nakayasu’s “Ten Girls Stepping Into and Out of the Light.” Jordan was immediately curious about the world and mind in which the poem was created, drawn into a conversation with the piece about identity […]

Do Not Write Every Day

By Colorado Review Editorial Assistant Luke Eldredge One of the most common pieces of advice given to writers is to write every day. This advice is so common that it has largely been accepted as a given: To become a writer and to produce a work of writing, one must write every day. On the […]