The Summer To-Do List

We all – at least those of us currently entrenched in academia – have one. The long, idealistic, and extremely optimistic list of all the things we’re going to accomplish over summer “break.” Some of us may just have bullet… Continue Reading

Yes, I’m in an MFA Program.

I spent the past week working at the 16th annual Taos Summer Writers’ Conference. It was my second time attending the Conference—I’m lucky enough to be the Graduate Assistant for the TSWC—and this time around I was better prepared to… Continue Reading

What to Read and Why: Tips for Discerning Readers (Part IV)

This post is the fourth part in a series aimed at helping readers to more effectively identify books they will enjoy—that is, to invest their reading time wisely, and to reap all of the dividends accruing therefrom. The life of… Continue Reading

Finding Inspiration in Albuquerque

The beginning of August will mark my first full year in Albuquerque. I’ve enjoyed working on my MFA and exploring this new city I live in. What I’ve seen so far is impressive—Albuquerque is culturally rich and very invested in… Continue Reading

Our Favorite Lines of Poetry

A couple of weeks ago Book Riot posted a blog full of their favorite sentences. Inspired by their post, we decided to put together our favorite lines of poetry. These are lines that woke us up, rolled around in our heads, and… Continue Reading

Our 2014 Summer Contest is Open!

  Today is the big day! June 1st – the opening of Blue Mesa Review’s Annual Writing Contest. Submit your best fiction and poetry all the way through August 31st. For more details, see the contest portion of our website.… Continue Reading