Review of Elegy on Kinderklavier

Arna Bontemps Hemenway thinks about story a lot—even for a fiction writer. His collection Elegy on Kinderklavier, published by Sarabande Books earlier this year, examines narrative in surprisingly self-aware ways. The characters in his collection are unafraid to explore the stories… Continue Reading

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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

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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

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Our Most Anticipated Summer Reads

All we do over here at Blue Mesa Review is read. This is a side effect of being in an MFA program, which we all are, and running a literary magazine, which we all do. Luckily, we love reading. And… Continue Reading

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Our Favorite Love Lit

Happy Valentine’s Day! Ben Dolan, Editor-in-Chief Romantic Moment By Tony Hoagland After the nature documentary we walk down, into the plaza of art galleries and high end clothing stores   where the mock orange is fragrant in the summer night… Continue Reading

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Weekend Reads from the BMR Staff

Ben Dolan, Editor-in-Chief: Columbine by Dave Cullen   Christina Glessner, Managing Editor: Kenyon Review‘s Winter 2014 Issue (Volume XXXVI, Number 1)   Jill Dehnert, Associate Editor: Cutting Teeth by Julia Fierro (forthcoming in May, St. Martin’s Press)   Sarah Sheesley,… Continue Reading

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