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Category: Faculty

The New Doubt

Doubt too must be the work of God if God exists, and if God does not, God must be the work of Doubt —Bob Hicok, “My Faith-Based Initiative” The totality of existing states of affairs is the world. The totality of existing states of affairs also determines which states of affairs do not exist. —Ludwig […]

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On Desire

November 6, 2013  |  Alumni, Faculty, Fiction, Writing

I’m going to make two claims in this post. Neither one of these claims is exactly new, but these are both things that I didn’t know when I was starting off as a fiction writer, and that have both proved incredibly useful to me. These are also both claims that, although I heard them before […]

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Collaborations: Matthew Cooperman and Aby Kaupang Cooperman read at the UCA

  “Into this wild Abyss / the womb of Nature, and perhaps her grave.”  Matthew Cooperman prefaces his latest collection, Imago for the Fallen World, with this quote from Milton. As evident in this textual mosaic in collaboration with the artist Marius Lehene, Matthew is socially conscious and exhilarating poet writing with urgency and force. […]

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AWP Happenings: I’m Already Exhausted and Exhilarated

AWP 2013 is upon us, and we’ve all got big plans.  Check out what the CSU folks will be up to: FACULTY: Dan Beachy-Quick:  Friday, March 8: 2:00: Ahsahta Book Signing;  3:30: The Arcadia Project Panel w/ Jennifer Moxley, Josh Corey, Jonathan Skinner, and Brenda Ijima; The Arcadia Project: Writing the Postmodern Pastoral; Location: Room 109, […]

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Under the Sun in Spain

February 11, 2013  |  Faculty, Fiction, Publishing, Writing

“My character is like a taste in my mouth,” Saul Bellow wrote in 1975 to his friend David Peltz.  And:  “I’ve tasted better tastes.”  Bellow was describing a period of aggressive self-reflection immediately following publication of his novel Humboldt’s Gift.  He was in Spain at the time, spending, by his account, serious time swimming in […]

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Home (Up and Down) on the Range

I first moved to Colorado—the Front Range—in 1984. Boulder, specifically, my junior year of college at that other university, CU. A California kid who had gone East for college initially (Colgate), I was rather worn out by the place, its small size and Tri-State insularity, the lake effect weather. And so, like many Californians, I […]

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The Sex Pistols of POVs—Discussing Second-Person Narration with E. J. Levy

Sitting at a wrought-iron table outside of the Wild Boar café on an unusually warm autumn evening in Fort Collins, CO, author E. J. Levy, my roommate Ben Findlay, and I have invented a game we’re hoping will gain some traction with the extremely limited parties who might enjoy discussing something like this: who are […]

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