Double Impostor Syndrome: Being of Color in an MFA Program

Your stomach is double-knotting, your palms are clammy. Your nerves bang inside your skull. What did I get myself into? you think as you sit in this classroom for the first time. You are stuck somewhere between chatty and shitting… Continue Reading

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A Message from the Incoming Editor-in-Chief

By Steven D. Howe As an MFA affiliated magazine, the Blue Mesa Review editorial staff changes with the academic year. This change is part necessity, due to graduations and new writers joining the program, and part choice to encourage new… Continue Reading

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Albuquerque: The Land Beside Time

“Had we but world enough, and time,” begins Andrew Marvell’s famous poem “To His Coy Mistress.” The poem, which takes the form of a persuasive argument, is a clever bid for hastening the physical consummation of the courtship between the speaker of… Continue Reading

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Announcing Our 2014 Poetry Contest Winners

It is with great pleasure that we have the opportunity to announce our 2014 Poetry Contest Winners. Poetry judge Carmen Giménez Smith has selected the following poems: 1st Place: “Half-Elegy for My Mother’s Voice” by Sara Borjas “This is a classic elegy… Continue Reading

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