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Ancient Poetry as Ambassador: In Honor of National Poetry Month

For National Poetry Month, Conundrum Press has asked our poets and writers to offer their thoughts on poetry. We will be publishing reflections throughout the month. Sapphire Heien: High school made me hate poetry. Fortunately, I still loved books enough that the prospect of studying line after line of rhyming verse wasn’t enough to discourage […]

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Lyricless: In Honor of National Poetry Month

For National Poetry Month, Conundrum Press has asked our poets, writers, and contributors to offer their thoughts on poetry. We will be publishing reflections throughout the month. Chris Ransick: Imagine a world without poetry. Go ahead, try it. It’s difficult to do. Begin at the beginning, then. A small band of early human beings huddle […]

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What We Can Learn From Poetry In Writing And Life: In Honor Of National Poetry Month

For National Poetry Month, Conundrum Press has asked our poets, writers, and contributors to offer their thoughts on poetry. We will be publishing reflections throughout the month. Stephen J. McConnell: I fell in love with writing because of poetry. I learned to write with beauty and pain, with power and grace, with flow and rhythm […]

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A Night at Stonehenge: In Honor of National Poetry Month

For National Poetry Month, Conundrum Press has asked our poets, writers, and contributors to offer their thoughts on poetry. We will be publishing reflections throughout the month. Juliana Aragón Fatula: I’m an artist. I need music, drums, dancing, shouting. I treat writing like a sport. When I teach writing workshops, we chant and cheer motivational […]

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Women Write the Rockies Presents “The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective”

Two Conundrum Press authors will take part in a poetry and fiction reading—“The Waves: A Feminist Retrospective”—presented by Women Write the Rockies today at Wolverine Farm Letterpress and Publick House. The reading will take place today (Jan. 16) from 7 to 9 p.m., at 316 Willow Street, Fort Collins. Rebecca Snow, author of Glassmusic, and […]

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‘Don’t Wait Too Long’: McBrearty on Writing

  Late Night Thoughts from Robert Garner McBrearty  I woke up last night, was lying there, little to do, you know, listening to my wife breathe, the wind outside, and I was mulling over my life a bit, the pros and cons, and one thought that came, more or less, was: well, I wrote.  Maybe […]

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Returning to Her Roots: Rebecca Snow Speaks in Seattle

By Rebecca Snow, author of Glassmusic I was honored to give a book talk and reading of Glassmusic at the Nordic Heritage Museum in Seattle, for their Nordic Nights event on July 2. In my presentation, I spoke about how my own family history helped inform the book, and I explained the process I went […]

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Reading Recap: Conundrum Poets Celebrate New Releases

Wasn’t it JUST April? Where does the time go? We have finally recovered from the end of National Poetry Month and our whirlwind week of readings. We celebrated with Conundrum poets Juliana Aragón Fatula, J Diego Frey, former Denver Poet Laureate Chris Ransick, and Sigman Byrd, who shared their work with us at readings at […]

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McBrearty’s First Story Keeps Giving

Robert Garner McBrearty’s “The Dishwasher,” his first published short story, continues to garner accolades decades after its initial appearance in the Mississippi Review in 1982. This time, it’s in the form of a theatrical performance. Cape Elizabeth High School’s theater troupe won in their division at the Maine Drama Festival for their performance of “The […]

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Juliana Aragón Fatula Writes for Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit

Last month, Conundrum Press poet Juliana Aragón Fatula joined Latino writers and scholars to contribute supplementary prose as part of the Smithsonian Institution’s traveling exhibition “Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art.” When the traveling exhibition arrived at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts in Salt Lake City at the end of March, Aragón Fatula and […]

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