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

Blue Mesa Review to Begin Paying Contributors

To continue Blue Mesa Review’s commitment to supporting the literary community, the magazine will start paying contributors beginning with the Spring 2017 issue. Previously, the magazine’s contributor payments were limited to the annual summer contest winners. Regular contributors should expect… Continue Reading

2016 Summer Contest Judges!

We are excited to announce the 2016 Blue Mesa Review Summer Contest judges! Send us your best work in Poetry, Fiction, and Nonfiction. Our Poetry judge is Ocean Vuong! Vuong is the author of Night Sky with Exit Wounds (Copper… Continue Reading

Summer Must Reads: Latin@ Poets

Summer Must Reads: Latin@ Poets The Latin@ canon is vast, rich, and important because of how these writers uniquely explore their identities through themes of cultural inheritance, geographical location, and being multilingual. As these writers carve out their places, we… Continue Reading

An Interview with Suzanne Richardson

I was very excited when the opportunity to interview Suzanne Richardson presented itself. Suzanne grew up in Durham, North Carolina. She is currently an Assistant Professor of English at Utica College in New York. Suzanne also served as Editor-in-Chief of… Continue Reading

Spring Break Reading List

Daylight savings came hand-in-hand with spring break here at UNM, and spring break means all the time we want for reading and writing (or at least that’s what we imagine before it arrives). We’ll be using the extra evening light… Continue Reading

Love Poems We Love

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we have dusted off our favorite love poems to share with you. Melisa Garcia | Poetry Editor “A un Desconocido” by Lorna Dee Cervantes Where is your skin, parting me? Where is… Continue Reading

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