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Close Reading Series: Spencer Grayson on “Newly, rendered, truly”

The Close Reading Series invites our board editors to write about a favorite piece from our Spring 2020 issue. These readings are not intended to be definitive interpretations; when we read, we bring with us our own histories, experiences, and references, all of which guide our relationship to the work before us. It is possible,…

Spring 2020 Prizewinners, Runners-Up, and Finalists: Links to pieces!

The time has come to read our Spring 2020 issue, now available on our “Current Issue” page! Below, you’ll find all of our phenomenal finalists, runners-up, and prizewinners for our 2020 Poetry & Prose Competition, accompanied by links to their pieces in our magazine: WINNER (selected by Jordan Kisner) – Prose Sara Kachelman, Friends of the Gyre WINNER (selected by Robyn Schiff) – Poetry Bryn Evans, Thotiana’s interlude, or Barbara Mason reconsiders settling down RUNNERS-UP (selected by Robyn Schiff) – Poetry Sidney Eberly, The Sidewalk Queen Kirsten Ihns, WATER LENS BAY DOG COUGH BUTTER MOTHER FINALISTS (selected by the editors) – Poetry Sidney Eberly, The Sidewalk Queen & Heliotropism Complex Janelle Effiwatt, Poetry, like…

Read Our Spring 2018 Issue!

The Columbia Review is proud to announce the second installment of our 99th Volume. We would like to thank all of our wonderful contributors, our editorial board, and the Columbia Arts Initiative for their talent, support, and generosity. We are also incredibly proud of our representation of female writers this semester, and we hope to continue in our endeavor to create an inclusive magazine. Every issue is a joy to compile, and a pleasure to read and reread. We hope that you read, share, and relish the work of our astute contributors.