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Students working on the campus arts journal decided to name the journal riverrun in honor of the first word in James Joyce’s Finnegans Wake. Yusef Komunyakaa, who won the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 1994, is one of the founding editors who developed our core values. The book’s innovative style of reinventing the English language, as in the word riverrun, represents the paradoxical necessities to merge differences and to keep changing. But the book is also written cyclically, with the very last line feeding back into the book’s opening word. This fluid, cyclical nature implies that both convergence and divergence from the norm are vital for survival. Thus, the word “riverrun” must never be capitalized, as it is not capitalized in Finnegans Wake.
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University of Colorado Colorado Springs
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essays, fiction, nonfiction, poetry, reviews, art, translation, audio, video, gr_novel
Yusef Komunyakaa, Karina Manta
We seek out submissions in various genres including, but not limited to, creative non-fiction, fiction, visual arts, and poetry. We conduct a multi-month submission process where editors actively seek out submissions across campus. We then take these submissions and send them through an intentional selection committee to ensure the final publication is a reflection of our core values: to create a growing creative arts community.
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1 - 2 months
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