Monthly Archives: November 2015

Fort Collins’s Literary Scene Just Got Larger

November 30, 2015  |  Uncategorized

Todd Simmons has been the forefront of Fort Collins’s literary scene for over a decade. Back in 2002, he began Matterzine, a local newspaper that published fiction, nonfiction, poetry and community writing. In 2005, Simmons founded Wolverine Farm, a nonprofit literary/ arts organization. For those of you who don’t already know, Wolverine Farm Publishing is […]

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Gratitude and Imitation- For Everyone at the Table

November 27, 2015  |  Uncategorized

I’ve been thinking a lot about Rilke and angels lately, perhaps as two separate things or as one in the same for me. I want to begin by meditating on this quote by Rilke in The Preface to the Duino Elegies translated by Edward Snow; “But now it is. Is. Is. Amen. So this is […]

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Why We Must Write: A Reflection on Last Week’s Attacks on Paris

November 16, 2015  |  Uncategorized

In the wake of the unexpected and horrific attacks on Paris this past Friday, it felt trivial, selfish even, to return to my desk and continue writing and studying fiction. I’ve always believed in the importance of stories, but how can they stack up against the tangible need for physical safety? For me, this event […]

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This Blog Post Is Dumb

November 10, 2015  |  Uncategorized

The path to writing well is paved by writing badly, or at least that’s the path I’m taking. This was not a path I chose. It seems to have chosen me. It wasn’t always this way. Before entering CSU’s MFA program as a student of fiction, everything I wrote was good, or at least good […]

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