The Literary Magazine of the Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers
David J. Rothman
David J. Rothman serves as Director of Western Colorado University’s Graduate Program in Creative Writing, where he also directs the poetry concentration and the annual conference Writing the Rockies, along with editing Western’s national journal of poetry and criticism, THINK. His most recent book, co-edited with Jeffrey Villines, is Belle Turnbull: On the Life & Work of an American Master (Pleiades, 2017). His most recent volumes of poetry, both from 2013, are The Book of Catapults (White Violet) and Part of the Darkness (Entasis). A book of essays about mountains and mountain towns, Living the Life (Conundrum), also appeared in 2013. His poems, essays and scholarly work have appeared widely, in journals including Academic Questions, Atlantic Monthly, Gettysburg Review, Hudson Review, Kenyon Review, New Criterion, Poetry, Threepenny Review and many more. He co-founded and served as first Executive Director of the Crested Butte Music Festival, was the founding Publisher and Editor of Conundrum Press (now an imprint of Bower House Books), and currently serves as Resident Poet for Colorado Public Radio and Poet Laureate of Colorado’s Western Slope (2017-’19). He has administered and helped to govern many nonprofits, including sitting on the board of ALSCW and directing its 15th annual conference in Denver in 2009. He lives in Crested Butte, Colorado.