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Category: Nonfiction

Beef on Bread, Not Buns

February 11, 2014  |  Nonfiction, Writing

In third grade, our teacher sent home a letter containing the word “chatterbox,” like those red plastic wind-up teeth that clatter and clack. The letter was opened carefully on the bus ride home, read, and slid back into the envelope, the flap re-licked with a shiver of the thought of sharing tongues with Mrs. Nelson. […]

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On Things That Are

December 5, 2013  |  Nonfiction, Publishing, Writing

While “things” may appear to be an imprecise word, it is an accurate descriptor for the subjects and images of Amy Leach’s 2012 lyric essay collection Things That Are (published by Milkweed Editions).  Leach is most interested in exploring the significance and complexity of being a thing, one organism in a complex environment, which is […]

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Being Indian: A Memory

October 29, 2013  |  internships, Nonfiction, Publishing, Writing

 The American West is stunningly beautiful. Its images, quilted together, form a landscape that can be brought to mind with the aroma of pine that stings my nostrils, the feel of soil between my fingers, the sound of a waterfall or the taste of chokecherry jelly that my mom used to make in August. To […]

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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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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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