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“Writing Wrongs in Writing Books” by Ed Quillen

“Colorado has lost one of its most thoughtful and colorful characters,” Denver Post editorial-page editor Curtis Hubbard said. “For decades, Ed’s humor and keen eye shed light for Denver Post readers on topics ranging from our current politics to the … Continue reading

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An Out-of-Bounds Essay: “On Chekhov”

Here’s what some of Chekhov’s people do. In a graveyard, they help an actor find the obscure grave of the man who led him to become an actor and whom he hated for having done that. They write letters in … Continue reading

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Bloomin’ Good News for Authors, Publishers, and Advertising

In Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, after Alice’s frightful telescoping followed immediately by her dizzying diminution, she finds herself soaked in a pool of her own tears. On scrabbling to safety, the courteous Mouse offers to dry her with the driest … Continue reading

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Save the University of Missouri Press: Petition

A few days ago, we posted on our Facebook page the sad news that the University of Missouri Press has been instructed to close its doors. An insightful story behind that ill-considered decision can be found here. But John Henry … Continue reading

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“Calling for a Change of Heart”

Twenty years may at times seem long ago. But a careful examination of this interview by John Keeble with Derrick Jensen about his classic book Out of the Channel published in 1991, dealing with the Exxon Valdez oil spill is … Continue reading

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An Out-Of-Bounds Essay

“I Love to Think of Those Naked Epochs” ~ Baudelaire One night in Paris, my wife and I took a small room on the top floor of a hotel just off the boulevard St-Michel. It was an odd little room—no … Continue reading

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A Selfish Rectification

Long before I became a volunteer here, many years ago when my East Coast publishing career was still alive, and at an (even more) addled time when I actually believed I had the potential to become an adequate writer (perhaps), … Continue reading

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Dalva by Jim Harrison

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“No other word will do. For that’s what it was. Gravy.”

The line is from “Gravy,” a poem by Raymond Carver that still hangs over the desk Tom had to finally abandon on April 18, 2003, at age 50—at the same age Carver had to abandon his. Much too young for … Continue reading

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Thank you.

This is what over thirty years of publishing The Bloomsbury Review looks like. A lot of hands and a lot of bodies have taken turns rolling this boulder uphill, year after year, issue after issue—and that’s just on site, here … Continue reading

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