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1 David J. Rothman [email protected] EDUCATION PhD, English with a Concentration in Poetics, Department of English, New York University, 1992. Dissertation: The Whitmanian Poets and the Origin of Open Form. Director: Denis Donoghue. MA, Department of English, University of Utah, 1984. AB cum laude, History and Literature, Harvard University, 1981 (1982). HONORS AND AWARDS 2014 Finalist, Colorado Poet Laureate. 2013 Nominee, The Pushcart Prize 2013, for A Letter Home, from The Book of Catapults (White Violet Press). Originally published in Plains Poetry Journal. 2012 Named Poet in Residence, Colorado Public Radio. Asked to contribute one poem per month, on a topical theme, for broadcast and publication on the CPR website. 2012 The Beacon Teaching Award, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver, CO. A prize originated by students to honor a Lighthouse faculty member for teaching excellence, commitment to students, and dedication to the craft of writing. $1,000 award. See The Beacon, Fall 2012: 6. 2011 Semi-Finalist, Donald Justice Poetry Award, 2010/11. West Chester University Poetry Center, West Chester, PA. Nominee, The Pushcart Prize 2011, for A Migration of Moths, from The Threepenny Review 120 (2010). 2010 Highly Commended for To the Devastated Cities, in The Margaret Reid Poetry Contest. 2007 Best Short Play, 2007. Crested Butte Community Theater, Crested Butte, CO. For Give Me My Sin Again. Finalist, Morton Marr Poetry Prize, 2007. Southwest Review. Honorable Mention, Dancing Galliard Sonnet Contest, 2007. Prism Quarterly/Daybreak Press. Small cash prize. Semi-Finalist, Elixir Press Seventh Annual Poetry Award, 2007. For The Book of Catapults. Finalist, Tupelo Press Open Reading Period, 2007. For The Book of Catapults. 2006 High Commendation, Margaret Reid Poetry Contest for Traditional Verse, 2006. For Goodbye to Greenpoint. Judge: John Reid. $100 prize. 1999 Runner-up for a new volume of original poetry, Colorado Book Award, Poetry Finalist, 1999. For The Elephants Chiropractor. 1991 Commendation, Cecil Hemley Memorial Award, Poetry Society of America, 1991. For Meditation on a Chair, a lyrical poem on a philosophical theme. Judge: Elizabeth Socolow. Penfield Award, New York University, 1990-1991. Stipend awarded annually by the Department of English to one candidate at the dissertation level. 1987-90 Graduate Student Forum, New York University, 1987-1990. Small stipend and membership in honorary organization that brings together graduate students from different departments.
2 Rothman / 2 1986-87 Developmental Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Science, New York University, 1986-1987. Stipend and full tuition waiver granted to a small number of entering graduate students. 1982 John B. Imrie Award, Eliot House, Harvard University, 1982. For a graduating senior who exemplifies a joyous, deeply rooted affirmation of life, disdain for the conventional; a love of adventure and desire to learn by experiencing; the ability to respond creatively to difficult situations. 1981-82 Harvard College Scholarship, 1981-82. In recognition of academic achievement of high distinction. ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT 2014- Director, Graduate Programs in Creative Writing, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. 2014- Director, Fiction Concentration, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. 2013-14 Instructor, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2013-14 Faculty Affiliate, Center for Jewish Studies, University of Colorado at Boulder. 2012 Instructor, Enrichment Program, University College, University of Denver, Denver, CO. 2010- Director, Poetry Concentration, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. 2010-14 Faculty Affiliate, Center of the American West, University of Colorado at Boulder. 2010-14 Seminar Instructor, Honor Code Board, University of Colorado at Boulder 2010 Internship Supervisor, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2008-11 Lecturer, Department of English, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2007-13 Lecturer, Program in Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2007-11 Consultant, The Writing Center, University of Colorado, Boulder. 2006-07 Instructor, Department of Communication and Theatre, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. Instructor, Division of Extended Studies, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. 2005- Faculty member, Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver, CO. Non-profit, independent literary organization which presents readings and workshops. 2004-05 Principal, Upper School, St. Margarets Episcopal School. 2003 Instructor, School for Professional Studies, Regis University, Denver, CO. 2002- Guest Lecturer, The Viola Workout, Crested Butte, CO. Non-profit, independent, elite summer music program for violists. Director: Bob Becker, Principal Viola, Pacific Symphony. 1998-2004 Headmaster, Crested Butte Academy. 1995-97 Instructor of English, Department of Modern Languages, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. 1994-95 Director of Academics; Chair and Teacher, English Department, Crested Butte Academy. Private, independent secondary school; designed and implemented initial academic curriculum in all subjects.
3 Rothman / 3 1993 Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of English, New York University, New York, NY. 1988-89 Instructor of English, Gallatin Division, New York University. 1987-89 Teaching Fellow, Expository Writing Program, New York University. 1987 Math Teacher, People's Firehouse, Brooklyn, NY. Community-run GED preparation and vocational training program for inner-city youth, run collaboratively with New York City Public Schools. 1985-86 English Teacher, Dayspring, Salt Lake City, UT. Drug rehabilitation center for adolescents run by Intermountain Health Care. 1984-85 Visiting Assistant Professor of English, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, Peoples Republic of China. 1982-84 Teaching Assistant, Composition Program, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 1981 English and Math Teacher, summer session, The HighCroft School, Williamstown, MA. Private, independent secondary school. 1979-80 English and Math Tutor, Aspen Ski Academy, Aspen, CO. Private, independent, co-ed boarding secondary school. COURSES TAUGHT Western State Colorado University Poetry Concentration, Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing Scansion Summer Intensive Metrical Traditions and Versification I Metrical Traditions and Versification II History of the English Language Foundations of English Prosody I: Beginnings to 1615 Poetry Pedagogy Studies in Translation: Theory and Practice Studies in Narrative Poetry Department of English Creative Writing (Fiction and Poetry) Thematic Courses in Freshman Literature The Frontier in American Literature The Literature of War The Idea of Utopia from Plato to Brave New World The Heroic Quest Freshman Composition Academic Writing and Inquiry (Rhetoric and Public Speaking) Basic Writing University of Colorado, Boulder Department of English Shakespeare for Non-Majors American Literary Masterpieces British Literary History I: Beowulf to Milton
4 Rothman / 4 Program for Writing and Rhetoric First-Year Writing and Rhetoric Advanced First-Year Writing and Rhetoric Writing on Science and Society Writing on Business and Society Topics in Writing Shakespeare The American Short Story Rhetoric of the Holocaust Writing Center Consultant Center of the American West Internship Supervisor Honor Code Board Honor Code Seminar Instructor University of Denver, University College Enrichment Program (Denver, CO) Dusting Off the Classics: Joyces Ulysses Regis University, School for Professional Studies (Denver, CO) Shakespeare: Comedies and Tragedies I New York University Department of English English Literature Survey: Beowulf to Milton Literary Interpretation Gallatin Division Creative Writing: Fiction Creative Writing: Poetry Composition Program Composition Honors Composition Zhejiang University (Peoples Republic of China) English as a Second Language The University of Utah Composition Business Writing Lighthouse Writers Workshop (Denver, CO): 4 and 8-Week Workshops Give Me Comedy: Four Shakespeare Plays Writing Book Reviews for Fun and Profit Reading as a Writer: King Lear Reading as a Writer: Miltons Paradise Lost
5 Rothman / 5 Reading as a Writer: Shakespeares Sonnets Reading as a Writer: Hamlet Reading as a Writer: Joyces Ulysses Reading as a Writer: Richard Wilbur Reading as a Writer: Seamus Heaney Reading as a Writer: Derek Walcott Reading as a Writer: W. H. Auden Reading as a Writer: W. S. Merwin Reading as a Writer: Robinson Jeffers The Narrative Turn: Telling Stories in Verse Advanced Poetry Workshop: Blank Verse Intermediate Poetry Workshop: Lyrical Genres Intermediate Poetry Workshop: Stanza Forms Intermediate Poetry Workshop: Fixed Lyrical Forms The Keys to the Treasure Chest: Unlocking the Secrets of English Meter Intermediate Poetry Workshop Poetry Workshop One and Two-Weekend Intensives Reading as a Writer: Walt Whitman The Keys to the Treasure Chest: Unlocking the Secrets of English Meter One-Day Seminars Writing Book Reviews for Fun and Profit The Comic Muse Colorado in Black and White: Writing from This Place Writing the Alpine: Mountain Journalism for the Soul and Maybe Even the Bank Account Satire, Parody, Farce, Light Verse, Jokes, Intentional Doggerel and Other Ways of Using Words To Make People Laugh Scansion Blast: An Introduction to Metrical Verse Say It Like You Mean It: Performance Skills for Writers Kicking it Old School: Language, Lines, and Lessons from the First English Poets Rhyme: Crime or Sublime? Other One-Day Seminars Denver Art Museum: The Art of Ekphrasis: A Workshop for Teachers Denver Public Library: Places That Inspire Us: The Poetry of Place Mory Middle School (Denver, CO): How to Publish Books Poetrywest (Colorado Springs, CO): Rhyme: Crime or Sublime? An Introduction to English Prosody: Anglo-Saxon Strong Stress Alliterative Verse Telluride Writers Guild (Telluride, CO): Living the Life: How to Write and Sell Journalism about Mountain Sports and Mountain Towns Western Colorado Writers Forum (Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO): Fantastic Phantasms of Rhyme
6 Rothman / 6 Kicking it Old School: Language, Lines, and Lessons from the First English Poets Guest Lectures Bennington College: Forms of American Modernism Colorado College: The Sestina: History, Form, Practice University of Michigan, Dearborn: The Pearl Poet and the Versecraft of Middle English Wayne State University: The Tuneful Turnings of Dylan Thomass Fern Hill. Secondary-level teaching I have designed and/or supervised the creation and implementation of curricula in all core fields (English, Science, Math, History, Foreign Language, the Arts) and taught the entire range of English courses in all genres and periods. I have also taught Mathematics and some History, French, and Latin. I have taught in many alternative settings, such as adolescent drug rehabilitation centers and inner-city GED preparation programs. I have delivered talks on poetry and other subjects by invitation in many high schools and during Spring 2010 I served as Poet in the Schools in the Chatfield, CO, Senior High School. OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE 2010- Co-Founder, Co-Director, The Symposium on Poetry Criticism, Western State Colorado University. 2009 Coordinator, 15th Annual Conference (Denver, CO), Association of Literary Scholars (ALSC). 2008-10 Executive Director, Robinson Jeffers Association. 2006-07 Co-Director/Founder, Visiting Poets Series, Western State Colorado University. 1998-2011 Founding Publisher and Editor, Conundrum Press. 1998-2002 Executive Director, Robinson Jeffers Association. 1997-98 Co-Founder and Executive Director, Crested Butte Music Festival (formerly Western Slope Music Festival). 1995-1997 Founder, Executive Director, Artistic Director, Western Slope Chamber Music Series. 1980, 1990 Assistant to the Director, Aspen Writers Conference. CONSULTING 2013 Lighthouse Writers Workshop of Denver. Consulted with Board on creating strong development programs and strategy. 2012 Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado Boulder. Consulted with Chair of Development Committee, Christine McDonald, on developing a strategic grant-writing program. Red Hen Press. Advised the Directors, Kate Gale and Mark Cull, the Development staff and the Development Committee of the Board on creation of a strong annual fund and cultivation of major donors. 2011- Columbia Gorge Teen Camps. Advised the Executive Director, Jan Mayer, on marketing, pr, admissions and legal issues.
7 Rothman / 7 2010- Eldora Mountain Ski Club. Assisted the Board and Executive Director in planning and execution of new programs along with general governance issues. Ballet Nouveau Colorado. Assisted the Directors with major grant applications. 2009 Colorado Department of Education. Co-Chair, Colorado Model Content Standards Review, Reading and Writing. 2008 Peak Consulting. Consultant (ongoing). Independent Educational and Non-Profit consulting group based in Crested Butte, Colorado. Director: Brian Krill. Rocky Mt. Hai. Consulted with leadership on creation of foundational non-profit documents. MFA in Creative Writing Proposal, Western State College of Colorado, Department of English. Outside consultant and curriculum designer of poetry track for a new low-residency graduate program. 2007 Masters in Liberal Studies, University College, Denver University. Consulted with the Director of the program, Andrea Dupree, as part of a panel considering development of new literature courses. 2006 Harry Hunt Architects, Stowe, VT. Editorial services for the owner, Harry Hunt, on media and pr materials. 2005 Adventures to the Edge, Crested Butte, CO. Editorial services for the owner, UIAGM guide Jean Pavillard, on creation of press materials. Armitage Gone! Dance, New York, NY. Advised the Director, Karole Armitage, on creation of a press kit. CaDance Festival, Laguna Beach, CA. Consulted with the Director on issues affecting non-profit arts organizations in the start-up phase. 2004 Telluride Mountain School, Telluride, CO, 2004. Advised an ad hoc committee of NAIS-candidate day school on setting up an in-house winter-sports athletic education program. Wilderness Opportunities, Crested Butte, CO, 2004. Consulted with the Founder and Director, David Green, on fund-raising and student recruitment for wilderness education program that serves at-risk youth. EDITORIAL WORK 2014- Editor, The Rocky Mountain Poetry Series, Conundrum Press. 2013- Consulting Editor, Manifest West, Western Press Books. 2013- Editor, THINK Journal. 2011- Founding Editor and Publisher, Dont Just Sit There: A Journal of Poetry. 2010- Reader, Western American Literature. 2006-07 Guest Poetry Co-Editor, Marginalia. 2000 Editor, The Association of Colorado Independent Schools (ACIS) Professional Journal, 3. 1997-99 Reader, Farleigh-Dickinson University Press. 1997-98 Co-Editor, Versification 1.1-1.2, http://depts.washington.edu/versif/ 1996- Reader, Robinson Jeffers Newsletter. 1993-97 Contributing Editor, Couloir, 6.1-10.2. 1993-96 Contributing Editor, Hellas, 4.1-6.2. 1993 Editor, PSA News: The Newsletter of the Poetry Society of America, 41-42.
8 Rothman / 8 1983-85 Poetry Editor, Quarterly West, 17-19. 1980 Poetry Editor, Aspen Anthology, 9-10. NON-PROFIT BOARDS AND VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS 2013- Advisory Board Member, The Poetry Center, West Chester University, West Chester, PA. 2013- Board Member, Southwestern Region Representative, Association of Writers and Writing Programs. 2009- President, Robinson Jeffers Association (2009-12); Immediate Past President (2012-15). 2007-10 Councilor, Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers. 2009 Conference Coordinator (Denver, CO). 2007-09 Board Member, International Jazz Advocacy Mission, Boulder, CO. 2006- Steering Committee, Public Relations Committee, Harvard Alumni for Social Action (HASA). 1999-2001 Board Member, Colorado Center for the Book, Denver, CO. 1998- Alumni Interviewer, Harvard College (Rocky Mountain Harvard Club 1998- 2004, 2005-2010, 2011- ; Orange County, CA, Harvard Club, 2004-05). 1997-2003 Board Member, Crested Butte Music Festival (formerly Western Slope Music Festival) Crested Butte, CO; Executive Committee, 1999-2003; Chair, 1997- 1998; Appointed Board Member Emeritus, 2003. 1997-98 Community Member, Crested Butte Community School Committee, Crested Butte, CO. 1997-98 Board Member, Paradise Pre-School, Union Congregational Church, Crested Butte, CO. 1995-2001 Member, Crested Butte Rotary Club, Crested Butte, CO. SERVICE ON PRIZE COMMITTEES, AWARD PANELS, AND GRANT-MAKING ORGANIZATIONS 2014 Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2014. Category: Poetry. 2013 Mackison Prize Selection Committee, Program for Writing and Rhetoric / College of Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder. Able Muse Book Award Selection Committee, Able Muse Press. Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2013. Category: Poetry. Master of Ceremonies, Poetry Out Loud, Colorado State Finals, Lakewood Cultural Center, CO, March 19, 2013. 2012 Able Muse Book Award Selection Committee, Able Muse Press. Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2012. Category: Poetry. 2011 Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2011. Category: Poetry. Judge, Colorado Book Awards, Poetry Division, Colorado Humanities.
9 Rothman / 9 2010 Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2010. Category: Poetry. Selector, Colorado Book Awards, Poetry Division, Colorado Humanities. 2009 Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. March 2009. Category: Poetry. Statewide Judge, Poetry Out Loud, National Endowment for the Arts & the Poetry Foundation, in collaboration with Colorado Council on the Arts, Colorado State Finals, February 24/March 16, 2009. 2008 Panelist, Individual Artist Awards/Fellowship Program, Poetry, Maryland State Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation. Judge, Thompson Awards for Western Writing, Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder. Category: Graduate Student Essays. 2006 Panel Member, Grants for Arts Learning & Cultural Heritage Projects, Colorado Council on the Arts. National Jury, 9th Annual Coming Up Taller Awards, Presidents Committee on the Arts and Humanities. 2005 Panel Member, Grants for Teaching and Learning Resources and Curriculum Development, National Endowment for the Humanities. 2001 Guest Editor/Poetry Prize Judge. Snowline 1 (Spring). 1999 Panel Member, Grants for Artists and Organizations / Metropolitan Denver, Colorado Council on the Arts. 1998 Judging Panel, The Book Worm Poetry Contest (Gunnison, CO). 1998-2001 Chair, Varady Essay Prize Committee, Robinson Jeffers Association. PUBLICATIONS Scholarly Books Hollywoods America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1996. Volumes of Poetry Part of the Darkness. Washington, DC: Entasis Press, 2013. The Book of Catapults. Torrance, CA: White Violet Press, 2013. Beauty at Night. With paintings by Michael H. Rothman and Cynthia Min. Crested Butte, CO: Conundrum Press, 2002. The Elephants Chiropractor. Crested Butte, CO: Conundrum Press, 1998. Finalist, 1999 Colorado Book Award. Dominion of Shadow. With Allen Brown, photographer. Buena Park, CA: Gardner Lithographs, 1996. Collections of Essays Living the Life: Tales from Americas Mountains & Ski Towns. Denver, CO: Conundrum Press, 2013.
10 Rothman / 10 Editor The New Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorado. Denver, CO: Conundrum Press. The Rocky Mountain Poetry Series (RMPS), forthcoming 2015. The Geography of Hope: Poets of Colorados Western Slope. Crested Butte, CO: Conundrum Press, 1998. 2nd Edition, 2001. Chapters in Books Beauty, Fascism, Mountains: Susan Sontag, Leni Riefenstahl and the Aesthetics of Alpinism. In a book on theories of beauty, edited by Peter Quigley. Forthcoming 2015. The Achievements of Stanley Rothman. In a festschrift, edited by Althea Nagai, Bob Lerner, et al. Forthcoming 2015. Robinson Jeffers, Translation, and the Return of Narrative. In The Wild That Attracts Us: New Critical Essays on Robinson Jeffers. Ed. ShaunAnne Tangney. University of New Mexico Press. Forthcoming 2014. Fantastic terrors never felt before: Southern Gothic Poetry. In Critical Insights: Southern Gothic. Ed. Jay Ellis. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013: 173-200. Robinson Jeffers, Environmental Consciousness, and the Poetics of Nature. In Critical Insights: Nature and the Environment. Ed. Scott Slovic. Ipswich, MA: Salem Press, 2013: 233-51. Anagram (48-49), The Cockney School (271), Envoi (438), Equivalence (454-55), and Stock (1359-60). The Princeton Encyclopedia of Poetry and Poetics. Ed. Roland Greene et al. 4th Edition. Additional author. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2012. Im a humanist: The Poetic Past in Desert Solitaire. The Coyote in the Maze: Ed Abbey in a World of Words. Ed. Peter Quigley. Salt Lake City: University of Utah Press, 1998. 47-73. Shine, Perishing Republic: Criticism. Poetry for Students, Vol. 4. Detroit: Gale Research, 1999: 169-73. Hurt Hawks: Criticism. Poetry for Students, Vol. 3. Detroit: Gale Research, 1998: 143-47. Meter and the Fortunes of the Numerical Imagination. Meter in English: A Critical Engagement. Ed. David Baker. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press, 1997. 197-220. Divinely Superfluous Beauty: Robinson Jeffers Versecraft of the Sublime. Robinson Jeffers: Dimensions of a Poet. Ed. Robert Brophy. New York: Fordham University Press, 1995. 84- 109. Scholarly Articles in Journals on Language, Literature and Education The Idea of Order at Key West, and the Meanings of Measure. Texas Studies in Language and Literature. Forthcoming, 2015. The Craft of Poetry: A Bibliography and Critical Essay. Contemporary Poetry Review. http://www.cprw.com/the-craft-of-poetry-a-bibliography-of-resources-in-english- introduction/ and http://www.cprw.com/the-craft-of-poetry-a-bibliography-of-resources-in- english/. April 2011. An American Sophist: The Surprising Career of Stanley Fish. Academic Questions 21.4 (2008): 367-91. Classic Readings: Yeatss The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Contemporary Poetry Review. http://www.cprw.com/Rothman/yeats.htm. November 2007. The Crisis of Literacy and the Courage to Teach. Academic Questions 20.2 (2007): 94-111.
11 Rothman / 11 Verse, Prose, Speech, Counting, and the Problem of Graphic Order. Versification 1.1 (1997; an online journal): http://oregonstate.edu/versif/backissues/vol1/essays/rothman.html Peter Shaw: Scholarship, History, and Polemics. With Stanley Rothman. Academic Questions 9.5 (1997; Special Issue): 63-71. Sources and Purposes of Robinson Jefferss Anti-Gongorist Polemic. Robinson Jeffers Newsletter 95/96 (1996): 18-28. I have fallen in love outward: Robinson Jeffers and the Pathetic Fallacy. Hellas 6.1 (1995): 47-62. Notes Toward a Theory of Literary Dialect. Hellas 4.2 (Fall 1993): 123-35. Caribbean Dialect and Cultural Identity in Derek Walcotts The Schooner Flight. PSA News: The Newsletter of the Poetry Society of America 41 (Winter 1993): 30-35. Hudibras in the Doggerel Tradition. Restoration 17.1 (1993) 15-29. Hudibras and Menippean Satire. The Eighteenth Century: Theory and Interpretation 34.1 (1993): 23-44. An Enchanted Realm of Endless Transformations: Sestina Form and the Retrogradatio Cruciata. Hellas 2.2 (1991): 303-12. Ars Doggerel. Hellas 1.2 (1990): 311-17. Reprinted online at , in an issue of Expansive Poetry & Music Online, www.n2hos.com/acm/index.html. Literary Essays Ask Not What Poetry Can Do for You: Remembering Kurt Brown. The Newsletter of Writers Conferences and Centers. Forthcoming Fall 2014. Skiing Is a Way of life: Finding the Way to Tell Its Secrets. http://2paragraphs.com/2014/06/learning-to-write-the-life-finding-the-idiom-of/?se_id=. May 4, 2014. On Kurt Browns A Moment. The Cortland Review: Special Feature Remembering Kurt Brown. Spring 2014. http://www.cortlandreview.com/features/14/spring/rothman.php. Keep the Meter Running. Academic Questions 25.4 (2012): 513. Part of One Hundred Great Ideas for Higher Education. 460-538. A Formal Feeling Comes: Anthony Hechts Elegiac Forms Contemporary Poetry Review. http://www.cprw.com/a-formal-feeling-comes-anthony-hechts-elegaic-forms. Posted November 23, 2011. To be reprinted in Deeper Than Darkness: Essays and Reflections on the Work of Anthony Hecht, ed. Ernest Hilbert (Story Line Press, forthcoming 2014). Dave Mason and His Problems: An Interview. The Able Muse 12 (2011): 135-48. Robert Fitzgerald, Avatar of Verse. Literary Imagination 13.3 (2011): 283-87; doi: 10.1093/litimag/imr098. Lisping in Numbers and Response. Think Journal 3.4 (2011): 1, 3-5, 37-51. Rescuing Literature: The Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers at Sixteen. Academic Questions 24 (2011): 116-123. The Dark Pool. Contemporary Poetry Review. http://www.cprw.com/the-dark-pool/. Posted November 24, 2010. A Prophecy of the Present: W. S. Merwin and the Legacy of Robinson Jeffers. Sugarmule 36 (2010): http://www.sugarmule.com/36frame.htm.
12 Rothman / 12 The Most Unlikely Muse: Bill Ripley. Contemporary Poetry Review. http://www.cprw.com/Rothman/ripley.htm. December 2009. The Achievement of Susan Bullock. Literature Matters: The Newsletter of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics 2.1. http://www.bu.edu/literary/publications/literary- matters_02-01.pdf (2009): 36-38. Reprinted at http://susanbullockpoetry.com/text/TheAchievementOfSusanBullock.htm. Induction of Robinson Jeffers into the Poets Corner at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Jeffers Studies 10.1 (2006): 91-92. [Publication date: Spring 2008.] Czeslaw Milosz: The Captive Mind and the Emperor of the World. Lighthouse Writers Workshop Beacon 11.3 (Fall 2007): 7+. Waiting for the World to Begin: On W. S. Merwins Cansos and Leviathan. Redactions 10 (2007): 29-31. Clash of the Titans: The Battle for the MFA. Association of Literary Scholars and Critics Newsletter 13.2 (Spring 2007): 1+. Response to Clay Reynolds, 13.4 (Fall 2007): 14-15. Literacy: Basic, Cultural, Deep. Lighthouse Writers Workshop Beacon 11.1 (Jan./Feb. 2007): 4+. Robinson Jeffers: One of the Original Mountainfreaks. Mountainfreak 10 (Fall 1999): 69-70. The Spell of Reading. ACIS Professional Journal (Association of Colorado Independent Schools) 2.1 (1999): n.p. [21-24]. An Incomplete Remedy for an Enduring Dilemma. With Stanley Rothman. Part of a symposium: CCRI: Whither the Conversation? Academic Questions 10.2 (1997): 23-26. See also letter to the editor responding to criticism by Martin Trow and Munroe Lerner, Academic Questions 11.1 (1997-98): 13. Revision and Meaning: Ezra Pounds In a Station of the Metro and The Frivolous Profundity of Poetic Music: William Butler Yeats The Lake Isle of Innisfree. Teaching Composition with Literature: Writing Exercises and Ideas. A Special Supplement to accompany Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, Sixth Edition, X. J. Kennedy and Dana Gioia, eds. Ed. Dana Gioia. New York: HarperCollins, 1995. 111-12; 134-35. The Artist as Critic. PSA News: The Newsletter of the Poetry Society of America 39 (Summer 1992): 12-15. Reviews Author David J. Rothmans Top Book Picks of 2013. Brief reviews of All of You on the Good Earth, by Ernest Hilbert; Birds of the Air, by David Yezzi; and Language for the Living and the Dead, by Chris Ransick. 18 December, 2013. http://conundrum-press.com/author-david- j-rothmans-top-book-picks-from-2013/. Parents Who Dont Do Dishes (and other recipes for life), by Richard Melnick. The Crested Butte News. 14 March 2013. http://www.crestedbuttenews.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=4822&Ite mid=55. The Native Speech of Imperfection: A Review of Pity the Beautiful, by Dana Gioia. The Philadelphia Enquirer. 8 July 2012. http://articles.philly.com/2012-07- 08/news/32589429_1_poetry-and-public-culture-poetry-matter-poetry-world. Poetry Chronicle: Only Connect. Review of new books by Cardenal, Walcott, Martin, Warren
13 Rothman / 13 and Videlock. The Hudson Review 64.3 (2011): 538-50. William Baer, Psalter. First Things 217 (November 2011): 61-62. Shine, Perishing Republic of Letters. Sewanee Review 119.1 (2011): 162-73. We Come from the Stars. Review of Ernesto Cardenals Pluriverse and Toms Harriss Cipango. The Hudson Review 64.1 (2011): 155-58. Briefly Noted: Every Riven Thing, by Christian Wiman. First Things 210 (February 2011): 65. The Books We Love: Faculty Recommendations. Lighthouse Writers Workshop Beacon 11.6 (2008): 4. Pardoning Paul Claudel. Marginalia 1.2 (2005): 132-36. Review of Knowing the East, James Lawlers new translation of Claudels Connaissance de LEst. A Note on Jeffers Research and Scholarship. Jeffers Studies 1 (1997): 7-9. Prosody Chronicle I. Essay/review of The Ghost of Meter: Culture and Prosody in American Free Verse, by Annie Finch. The Tennessee Quarterly 3.1 (1996): 41-46. A Literary Conference for the 1990s. Discussion of Exploring Form and Narrative: New Trends in American Poetry, a conference held at West Chester University in June, 1995. Sparrow 62 (1995): 96-99. Review of Imperfect Thirst, by Galway Kinnell. Maryland Poetry Review 14 (1995): 53-4. Review of The Impossible Country: A Journey Through the Last Days of Yugoslavia, by Brian Hall. The Director: Official Newsletter of Writers Conferences & Festivals. 5.1 (1995): 11 (unsigned). Formalisms Old and New. PSA News: The Newsletter of the Poetry Society of America 38 (Winter 1992): 4-8. Just the Facts, Please. Essay/review of Signs of the Times: Deconstruction and the Fall of Paul de Man, by David Lehman. The World & I 6.7 (1991): 382-92. Reading China Now. With Shawn Shih-Hung Shieh. The Gettysburg Review 2.2 (1989): 253- 65. Three from Carnegie-Mellon. Review of A Heart Out of This World, by David James, The Man in the Middle, by Gregory Djanikian, and Earthly Purposes, by Jay Meek. Quarterly West 20 (1985): 190-96. Review of John Gardner: A Bibliographical Profile, by John Howell. Aspen Anthology 10 (1980): 93-94. Essays and Articles on Film Reel messages: Study suggests values of Hollywoods elite may not reflect publics. The Boston Globe. With Stanley Rothman. Featured op-ed, Sunday Focus section. 28 September 1997: C1+. [See also Op-Eds, below.] The Transformation of Gender Roles in Hollywood Movies: 1946-1990. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. Political Communication 10.3 (1993): 259-84. Feminism in Films. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. Society 30.3 (1993): 66-72. Reprinted as American Films Support Feminism, in Mass Media: Opposing Viewpoints. Ed. William Barbour. San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, Inc., 1994. 97-105. The Transformation of the Hollywood Elite: A History. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. The Mass Media in Liberal Democratic Societies. Ed. Stanley Rothman. New York: Paragon House, 1992. 267-304. Reprinted as La historia de Hollywood y las polticas de las companas ciematogrficas, in Los medios de communicacion en las sociedades
14 Rothman / 14 democraticas liberales. Trans. Mara Cillo. Belgrano, Argentina: Ediciones Devenir, 1995. 397-452. Hollywood's Class Act. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. Society 29.2 (1991): 57-64. Hollywood Movies, Society, and Political Criticism from the End of WW II to the Present. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. The World & I 6.4 (1991): 563-81. Hollywood Views the Military: Changing Motion Picture Images of the Armed Forces. With Stephen P. Powers and Stanley Rothman. Society 28.1 (1990): 79-84. Reprinted in Current 331 (March/April 1991): 4-9. Essays on Music Against Parachute Festivals. With Charles Stegeman. Chamber Music 15.2 (April 1998): 48+. Grassroots Classical. Crested Butte Magazine 18.2 (Winter 1996-97): 63-67. Introductions, Forewords, and Prefaces Books Introduction. A New Geography of Hope. Ed. David J. Rothman. The Rocky Mountain Poetry Series, Edited by David J. Rothman. Golden, CO: Conundrum Press, 2015. [Forthcoming] Introduction. [New volume of poetry by Bruce Berger.] Bruce Berger. The Rocky Mountain Poetry Series, Edited by David J. Rothman. Golden, CO: Conundrum Press, 2015. [Forthcoming] Introduction. Wake Up, Sleepwalker. Sigman Byrd. The Rocky Mountain Poetry Series, Edited by David J. Rothman. Golden, CO: Conundrum Press, 2014. Journals Introduction. THINK Journal 5.1 (2014). Forthcoming. Jake Adam York and the Return of Genre. Dont Just Sit There 3.1 (2013): 1-8. Introduction: Criticism and the Narrative Turn. Dont Just Sit There 2.2 (2012): 1-2. Presidents Column. Jeffers Studies 13.1 2 (2009; publ. 2012): v - x. Introduction: The Simmering Poets. Dont Just Sit There 2.1 (2012): 1-4. Preface: Second Annual Symposium on Poetry Criticism. With Jan Schreiber. Contemporary Poetry Review. http://www.cprw.com/preface-second-annual-symposium-on-poetry- criticism. Posted November 23, 2011. Symposium Introduction: What We Talk about When We Talk About Form (co-authored with Christine Yurick), Lisping in Numbers and Response. Think Journal 3.4 (2011): 1, 3-5, 37-51. Introduction. Dont Just Sit There 1.1 (2011): 1-2. Special Issue Introduction: Poetry Criticism. Contemporary Poetry Review. With Jan Schreiber. http://www.cprw.com/special-issue-introduction-poetry-criticism/. Posted November 21, 2010. An Invitation To Join the Robinson Jeffers Association. Tor House Newsletter Fall 2008: 6. Foreword. Living, Loving, and Other Heresies, by Zsolt. Crested Butte, CO: Conundrum Press, 2003. ix-xii. Keeping It NewThe First Annual Snowline Poetry Prize. Snowline 1 (Spring 2001): 1-2.
15 Rothman / 15 Op-Ed Pieces Common Core pays price for vagueness: It is getting blamed for all manner of silliness. With Bob Maranto. Atlanta Journal Constitution: Get Schooled Blog, with Maureen Downey. August 19: http://www.ajc.com/weblogs/get-schooled/2014/aug/19/vagueness-common-core- it-getting-blamed-all-manner/. Education, Arts and Prosperity. Gunnison Country Times, 22 December 2011: A13. Invisible Elephants: Art, Education and Prosperity in the Gunnison Valley. Guest Editorial. The Crested Butte News 51.28 (July 9, 2010): 2+. See also We need both an arts brand and an arts plan, The Crested Butte News 51.30 (July 23, 2010): 3. Reel messages: Study suggests values of Hollywoods elite may not reflect publics. The Boston Globe. With Stanley Rothman. Featured op-ed, Sunday Focus section. 28 September 1997: C1+. [See also Essays and Articles on Film, above.] Poetry in Journals, Books and Anthologies Forthcoming in Print, Electronic Journals and Broadcast Media: The Wallace Stevens Journal; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio; Forthcoming in Books: Warning, Poems may be longer than they appear: an anthology of Longish Poems; Manifest West 4; 2014 The Poetry Porch (The Sonnet Scroll), http://www.poetryporch.com/scroll14.html#djra2014; Fruita Pulp 4, http://www.fruitapulp.com/2014/06/30/three-poems-by-david-j-rothman/; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/news/story/poet-david-rothman- pursuit-happiness; The Colorado Independent, http://www.coloradoindependent.com/movable-feast; The Poetry Porch, http://www.poetryporch.com/rothman14.html; Mountain Gazette, http://www.mountaingazette.com/mountain-culture/poetry/may-issue/; A Democracy of Poets: Poets of the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond (Aspen Poets Society); Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/news/story/poem-outlook-ode- baseball-season-colorado. 2013 Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/news/story/poem-new- year-colorado-and-one-was; Off-Piste Ski Atlas: An Essential Guide to Skiing Crested Butte, Colorado; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|One_of_the_Boys; The Colorado Independent, http://www.coloradoindependent.com/144672/news-poem-south-platte-river-the-death- of-the-bull; Topoi 3.2, http://www.pwrfaculty.org/newsletter/view/2013/10 [limited access]; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|The_Weathermans_Tale_A_Poet_Reflects_on_the_Bou lder_Flood; Academic Questions 26.2; Cellar Door 9.2; Washington Independent Review of Books, http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/july- exemplars-poetry-reviews-by-grace-cavalieri; A Poetic Inventory of the Rocky Mountain National Park; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/category/colorado_matters#load_article|An_Ode_to_Chaucer_Civil_ Unions_and_Taking_out_the_Trash; Everseradio, http://www.everseradio.com/not-my- leg-by-david-rothman/ (Reprinted from The Atlantic Monthly and The Book of
16 Rothman / 16 Catapults); Everseradio, http://www.everseradio.com/three-demon-poems-from-part-of- the-darkness-by-david-rothman/ (reprinted from The Book of Catapults); 2012 AAP National Poem in Your Pocket Day (Denver, CO: Lighthouse Writers Workshop); New Poems from the Karen Chamberlain 2012 Festival; Kin (http://wearekin.org/author/drothman/the_2012_republican_presidential), (http://wearekin.org/author/drothman/somewhere_at_sea); Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/article/legacy-cpr- 86#load_article|A_PostElection_Poem, Nov. 7, 2012; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/article/legacy-cpr-86#load_article|Fiscal_Cliff_Poetry, Nov. 21, 2012; Colorado Matters, Colorado Public Radio, http://www.cpr.org/article/legacy- cpr-86#load_article|A_Poetic_Farewell_to_2012. 2011 American Arts Quarterly Online (http://nccsc.net/poetry); The New Formalist (Featured Poet, April) http://theformalist.org/archives/1233; Hot Sonnets (Ed. Moira Egan and Clarinda Harris. Washington DC: Entasis Press, 2011); Mountain Gazette 182; The Best of The Barefoot Muse (Ed. Anna Evans. Hainesport, NJ: Barefoot Muse Press, 2011). 2010 Sugar Mule 34 (http://www.sugarmule.com/34frame.htm); The Threepenny Review 121; The Barefoot Muse 10 (http://www.barefootmuse.com/index2.htm); Think Journal 2.4, 3.2; Academic Questions 23.1; The New Formalist (http://theformalist.org/archives/836); The Gunnison Valley Journal 9; Pilgrimage 35.3. 2009 Measure 4.2; Appalachia 60.1; Mountain Gazette 151 (January); Many Mountains Moving 19.1; Poem of the Week, Center for Integrated Arts Education, University of Northern Colorado, http://www.arts.unco.edu/ciae/poems/2008-archive.html (Feb. 11, 2009); Pilgrimage 33.3; Think Journal 2.1, 2.2; The Hudson Review 62.1; Valparaiso Poetry Review 10.2 (http://www.valpo.edu/vpr/rothmansome.html); Tar River Poetry 48.2; The Raintown Review 8.1; Light 64-65; The Caf Review 20; The Threepenny Review 120; Contemporary Poetry Review (http://www.cprw.com/Rothman/ripley2.htm). 2008 Measure 3.2; The Lyric 88.1; Mountain Gazette 140 (February); The Colorado Poets Association (http://www.coloradopoets.org/april9); Light 59; Contemporary Sonnet 3 (http://csonnet.com/cs3.pdf); The Journal 32.1; Blue Unicorn 31.3; The Gunnison Valley Journal 8; Lucid Rhythms 2, 3 (http://www.lucidrhythms.com/index.htm); The Chiron Review 84; Unsplendid 2.1 (http://www.unsplendid.com/); Jewish Quarterly (UK) 211; The Barefoot Muse 8 (http://www.barefootmuse.com/index2.htm); The Lighthouse Writers Blog (http://lighthousedenver.wordpress.com/?s=Rothman) 2007 Prism 8.3-4; The Blind Mans Rainbow 12.1; Literary Imagination 9.1; cold-drill 37; Sailing in the Mist of Time (Tom Howard Books); Marginalia 3.2; Light 58. 2006 Mountain Gazette 121 (February), 124 (June); Wild Snow (http://www.wildsnow.com/?p=91); The Lyric 86.2 (Spring); The Gettysburg Review 19.4; The Gunnison Valley Journal 7; ISLE (Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature and the Environment) 13.2; Nebo 25.1. 2005 Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot 46.42 (21 October); reprinted in wild Snow (www.wildsnow.com/backcountry-blog/backcountry-skiing-027-hall-fame.html). 2004 The Gunnison Valley Journal 6. 1999 Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot 40.9 (26 February); Mountainfreak 8 (Spring 1999); Mountainfreak 10 (Fall 1999).
17 Rothman / 17 1998 The Lyric 78.4; The Kenyon Review ns 20.3/4; Crested Butte Chronicle & Pilot 39.1 (2 January); The Geography of Hope: Poetry of Colorados Western Slope (Crested Butte, CO: Conundrum Press, 1998). 1997 The Gunnison Valley Journal 2; The Atlantic Monthly 279.6 (June); The Wallace Stevens Journal 21.1; Telluride Daily Planet 5.29 (20 March); Expansive Poetry and Music Online (http://www.n2hos.com/acm) 2.2 (February); Crested Butte Chronicle and Pilot 38.1 (3 January). 1996 Sparrow 63; The Edge City Review 6; The Christian Science Monitor 24 January; The Formalist 7.1; Appalachia 51.2. 1995 Powerful Currents 1.1; Appalachia 50.3; The Christian Science Monitor 12 May; The Crested Butte Mountain Sun 15 June; The Edge City Review 1.4. 1994 Agni 39; The Gettysburg Review 7.2; Hellas 5.2; Poetry 163.6; Sparrow 61. 1993 Appalachia 49.3; Caf Solo 10.6-10; Calapooya Collage 17; Manhattan Poetry Review 14; New Mexico Humanities Review 37; Spectrum 35. 1992 The Journal 16.2; Plains Poetry Journal 36; The Taos Review 5. 1991 The Gettysburg Review 4.1; The Kenyon Review ns 13.1; Lost Creek Letters Autumn; Poet Lore 86.2; Poetry Northwest 32.3; Tar River Poetry 30.2. 1990 Harvard Magazine Sep/Oct; The Journal 14.1; The Literary Review 33.3; Lost Creek Letters Winter, Summer, Spring; Orphic Lute 40.4, 40.3, 40.2; Plains Poetry Journal 34; Poet Lore 85.1. 1989 The Gallatin Review 8.2; The Green Mountains Review 3.1; Orphic Lute 39.4; Tar River Poetry 28.2. 1988 The Gettysburg Review 1.2; Harvard Magazine Sep/Oct; Orphic Lute 38.2, 38.1. 1987 The Pennsylvania Review 3.2. 1986 The Crab Creek Review 3.2. 1985 Quarterly West 20; Tar River Poetry 25.1. 1981 The Harvard Advocate 115.1; The Literary Review 24.3. 1980 Poetry NOW 5.5. Fiction in Journals and Anthologies 1999 Bones 1. 1988 Contemporary American Satire. Ed. Leslie Woolf Hedley. Novato: CA: Exile Press. Plays and Other Performing Arts Works Every Stanza Tells a Story. Stories on Stage, Denver, CO, January 17, 2015. Performance of Tunnel of Love. Imagine Me, Imagine You. Part of Love. a joint venture. New ballet based on selection of poems. Choreographed by Mark Godden, produced by Ballet Nouveau Colorado, multiple venues, February 2009. Give Me My Sin Again. Crested Butte Mountain Theatre, Crested Butte, CO, May 31-June 2, 2007. Also: Mainstage Production, Southwest Colorado Theatre Festival, Lake City, CO, October 7, 2007. Creative Nonfiction; Sports and Travel Writing Skunked. Gunnison Valley Journal 10 (2014). Feature on skiing bad snow. 11-12.
18 Rothman / 18 A Week in a Hut. Breckenridge Magazine. Winter 2014: 58-61. Feature on the beauties and challenges of backcountry living. Sweet. Gunnison Valley Journal 9 (2010): 5-6. Feature on the joys of skiing. NATO Celebrates 35th Anniversary. Telemark 8.14 (December 2009): 15-17. Republished 15 January 2014, at http://conundrum-press.com/a-tribute-to-dickie-hall-nato-celebrates-35th- anniversary/. Interview with Dickie Hall, founder of the North American Telemark Organization. American Junior Racers Shine. Telemark 8.13 (November 2009): 24. News feature on Colorados gifted young telemark racers. The Comeback Kid: Max Mancini. Telemark Skier 7.12 (December 2008): 50-55. Republished 10 February 2014 at http://conundrum-press.com/max-mancini-comeback-kid/. Profile of a gifted young athlete who nearly died in a car accident in 2007. The State of Telemark Racing. Telemark Skier 7.11 (November 2008): 28-29. The Tele Life List. With Eugene Buchanan, Graham Gephart and Lance Waring. Telemark Skier 7.11 (November 2008): 46-49. Making Sure it Goes On. Telemark Skier 7.11 (November 2008): 77. Feature about the continuity of the sport over the generations. Freeheel Fun: Third Annual Kootenay Cold Smoke Powder Fest. Telemark Skier 7.11 (November 2008): 80. The Chute. Off-Piste 36 (January 2008): 13. Short feature about skiing New Hampshires Tuckerman Ravine. Breaking Trail. Crested Butte Magazine: 29.2 (Winter 2007-08): 121. Feature about leading a backcountry ski tour. Surviving a Dream Line. Powder 36.3 (November 2007): 58. Short feature on skiing a dangerous line. Bridget Goes to Monarch. Telemark Skier 6.10 (October 2007): 77. Brief feature about a random encounter on Colorados Monarch Pass. Send in the Clowns. Crested Butte Magazine 29.1: (Summer 2007): 41-46. Feature about participating in Crested Buttes 4th of July Parade. Catching Up with David Chodounsky. Crested Butte Magazine: 29.1 (Summer 2007): 14. News short on gifted young local alpine ski racer with a shot at the US Team for Torino. Sixteen Turns. Telluride Magazine 25.1 (Summer 2007): 62-64. Feature about summer skiing in Colorado. To an athlete dying young: A Tribute to Asher Crank. Ski Racing Online (Monday, Feb. 26, 2007): http://www.skiracing.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5006&Itemid=2. Living the Life: Off-Season. Powder 35.6 (February 2007): 36. Sartorial Styles of the Butte. Crested Butte Magazine 28.2 (Winter 2006-07): 69-74. Feature about funky locals. Going Solo. Couloir 19.4 (December 2006): 24-25. Feature on backcountry skiing without a partner. The kids are alrightand they rip: Raising Children in Crested Butte. Crested Butte Magazine 28.1 (Summer 2006): 82-87. Feature article. Chodounsky slaloms to 7th. Crested Butte Magazine 28.1 (Summer 2006): 16. Unsigned news piece about young, gifted local athlete at US Nationals.
19 Rothman / 19 Making Tracks Back to the Butte. Crested Butte Magazine 27.2 (Winter 2005-06): 95-100. Feature on what it feels like to return to the Colorado mountains after living in southern California. David Chodounsky, Local Hero. Crested Butte Magazine 27.2 (Winter 2005-06): 11-12. Short feature on gifted ski racer who grew up in Crested Butte, attended Crested Butte Academy, and won the 2005 NCAA Div. I mens slalom title for Dartmouth. Late Season Storms Pound the Rockies. Couloir 12.1: 44 (October 1999). North American Randonne: Breckenridge...Seriously. Couloir 12.1: 40-43 (October 1999). Feature on climbing and skiing the alpine terrain above the lifts. Boundaries: The Next Ten Years. Couloir 10.5 (February 1998): 40-41. Feature on US ski resorts changing policies on backcountry access. The Colorado Super Tour. Snow Country 11.1 (January 1998): 35-38. Feature on the largest system of interconnected backcountry ski huts in North America. The Irwin Phoenix. Powder 26.5 (January 1998): 42. Short article on the reopening of the Irwin Lodge, a snowcat operation near Crested Butte. Lou Dawson and the Colorado High Country. Rocky Mt. Sports (December 1997): 16-17. Republished 4 January 2014, at http://conundrum-press.com/lou-dawson-and-the-colorado- high-country/. Short article on Colorados preeminent ski mountaineer and his books. The Hinsdale Haute Route. Couloir 10.3 (December 1997): 44-47. Feature on spectacular backcountry yurt system in Colorados San Juan Mountains. Eagle Eye: William Tague, Photographer. Snow Country 10.8 (December 1997): 98-103. Republished 30 Dec. 2013, at http://conundrum-press.com/eagle-eye-the-photographs-of- william-tague/. Portfolio feature on a great photographer of the Massachusetts Berkshires. The Duck Inn. Vertical 2 (Fall 1997): 42-43. Short feature as part of Grease, a collection of stories on eating bad food on the road. Home field no advantage for Doug Coombs. Couloir 10.1 (October 1997): 13. Republished 13 Dec. 2013, at http://conundrum-press.com/a-memory-of-doug-coombs-at-jackson-hole-by- dave-rothman/. Short feature on Coombs conflict with Jackson Hole management. Triple Play on Mt. Elbert. Snow Country 10.2 (February/March 1997): 57-59. Feature on skiing Colorados highest peak. Big Air Really Big Air. Snow Country 10.2 (February/March 1997): 28. Short article on Western Pacifics Crested Butte logo jet. Unsigned. Guide Hard. Powder 25.6 (February 1997): 20. Short article on Jean Pavillards new guide- training school in Crested Butte. The Quandary of Gibsons Ridge. Couloir 9.2 (November/December 1996): 73. Short feature on backcountry access controversy near Crested Butte. Reprinted in The Crested Butte Chronicle and Pilot 37.49 (29 November 1996): 13. Crested Butte Backs Away from Proposed Expansion. Snow Country 9.8 (December 1996): 32. Short article. Repellent Stench Closes Powder Paradise. Powder 25.4 (December 1996): 56. Short article on the failure of Irwin Lodge, a snowcat operation near Crested Butte. Married to Pilates. Snow Country 9.6 (October 1996): 161. Full-column sidebar on the Pilates exercise method. The Boards of Summer. Crested Butte Magazine 18.1 (Summer 1996): 18-26. Feature on the joys of summer skiing in the Colorado backcountry.
20 Rothman / 20 North American Randonne: Fernie Snow Valley, B. C. Couloir 8.4 (April/May 1996): 14-17. Feature on lift-assisted backcountry skiing at a British Columbia classic. The Big, Soft Pocket. With Jeff Antonczyk. Couloir 8.4 (Apr./May 1996): 40-43. Feature on summer skiing in Colorados Ruby Range. The Value of a Guide: A Profile of Jean Pavillard. Couloir 8.2 (Dec. 1995/Jan. 1996): 10-15. Republished 28 Jan. 2014, at http://conundrum-press.com/jean-pavillard-and-the-profession- of-guiding/. Feature on one of the few UIAGM-certified guides currently working in the United States. Includes sidebar, Choosing a Guide (13). North American Randonne: Introduction. Couloir 8.1 (Oct./Nov. 1995): 22. Introduction to ongoing series of articles on the best backcountry accessible from lifts in North America (minimum 30-minute hike). Baptism by Single Track: Biking the Butte. Crested Butte Magazine 17.1 (Summer 1995): 14- 18. Feature article on Crested Buttes extraordinary mountain biking. Tonic of Taconic. Couloir 7.2 (Dec. 1994/Jan. 1995): 14-16. Feature length article on classic backcountry skiing in northwest Massachusetts. Backcountry Spell. Crested Butte Magazine 16.2 (Winter 1994-95): 27-31. Feature article on backcountry skiing near Crested Butte. Reviews: Skis. Couloir 7.1 (Oct./Nov. 1994): 10-14. With Lou Dawson, Craig Dostie, John Moynier, Russell Rainey. Telemark ski review. Reviews: Boots. Couloir 7.1 (Oct./Nov. 1994): 35-39. With Craig Dostie and John Moynier. Telemark boot review. People Who Ski: Kasha Rigby. Powder 23.3 (November 1994): 56-58. Short feature on the woman who has placed 3rd (1993) and 4th (1994) in the US Extreme Skiing Championships, both times on telemark gear. The Other Wasatch. Sports Guide 11.11 (December 1993): 22-24. Full-length article on Utahs Snowbasin, a great undiscovered alpine ski area. The Thunderbolt: An Eastern Backcountry Classic. Couloir 6.2 (December 1993January 1994): 10-14. Full-length article on ski touring the Mt. Greylock trail cut by the CCC in the 1930s. Big Saturday in the Wawayandas. Powder 22.4 (December 1993): 139-42. Short feature on skiing after a blizzard at Hidden Valley, New Jersey. Climb Every Mountain. SKI 58.1 (September 1993): 52. Short feature on the Secura-Fix Binding Adapter. On the Road New Mexico: Red or Green? Sports Guide 11.4 (April 1993): 18-19. Full-length article on four New Mexico alpine ski areas. LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Rothman warns against quick fixes. Crested Butte News 54.35 (29 August 2014): 4. Opposition to plans for a major event sponosred by Bud Light in Crested Butte. Some hard questions for the MSEOTH. Crested Butte News 54.34 (22 August 2014): 3. Opposition to plans for a major event sponosred by Bud Light in Crested Butte. Crazy Talk. Off-Piste 57 (March 2013): 5. Parody of a response to article by Lance Waring on the death of telemark skiing. An Open Letter to James Cameron. Crested Butte News 50.52 (25 December, 2009): 3. Suggestion that the film Avatar was inspired in part by the story of Crested Butte.
21 Rothman / 21 Packaging Dance: Remember Collaborations? The New York Times, Sunday Arts and Leisure Section, 6 May 2007, Section 2: 2. Response to an essay about challenges faced by dance companies. Alumni Gifts to Harvard. With Paula Tavrow and Andy Pugh. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 10 November 2006: A55. Discussion of Harvard Alumni for Social Action. A Response to Tony Hoagland. Poetry 188.3 (June 2006): 255-56. Response to an essay about contemporary narrative poetry. Sports, and More. The New York Times, 23 March 2003. Response to an article about private secondary schools which focus on mountain sports. Reply to Tom Bryders Review of Hollywoods America. With Stanley Rothman. Political Psychology 21.2 (2000): 437-40. A Critic of Literary Criticism. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 7 November 1997: B11. Response to a highly critical review of Literature Lost by John Ellis. Jerry Garcia Deserves More Respect. The Christian Science Monitor, 15 August 1995: 19. Response to a highly critical obituary of the Grateful Dead guitarist and songwriter. INTERVIEWS Print An Interview with David J. Rothman. Colorado Poet 27. Bob King. Summer 2014: 7-11. Skiing Poet Visits the Bookworm. Leigh Horton. The Vail Daily, February 19, 2014: B4-5. A Man for All Seasons. Enid Holden. Gunnison Country Times 133.5 (January 23 2014): B1+. Tales from Americas Ski Towns. Katie Klingsporn. Telluride Daily Planet 20.6 (8 January 2014): 24+. http://www.telluridenews.com/articles/2014/01/08/arts_and_entertainment/doc52cc9517892f 7393675335.txt Ode to the Ski Life: Local author pens homage to mountain life and ski towns. Elizabeth Miller. Boulder Weekly. December 12-18, 2013: 30-34. Cover story, print edition. http://npaper-wehaa.com/boulder-weekly/2013/12/12/#?article=2099291 David J. Rothman at the Fountain Valley School. 11 November 2013. http://www.fvs.edu/podium/default.aspx?t=204&nid=705909&rc=0 A Soul Skier Speaks: An Interview with David Rothman. Debbie Vance. Pre-publication blog post for Living the Life: Tales from Americas Mountains & Ski Towns by Conundrum Press. 21 October 2013. http://conundrum-press.com/a-soul-skier-speaks/. 2012 Writing the Rockies conference is an enormous success. Kaye Lynne Booth. Southern Colorado Literature Examiner. 30 July 2012. http://www.examiner.com/article/2012- writing-the-rockies-conference-is-an-enormous-success. Meet the Best of Colorado Poets for National Poetry Month. Part 3. Kaye Lynne Booth. Southern Colorado Literature Examiner. 16 April 2012. http://www.examiner.com/literature- in-colorado-springs/meet-the-best-of-colorado-poets-for-national-poetry-month-part-3-1. David J. Rothman: More than Just a Poet. Kaye Lynne Booth. Southern Colorado Literature Examiner. 6-8 January 2011 http://www.examiner.com/literature-in-colorado-springs/david- j-rothman-more-than-just-a-poet-part-1; http://www.examiner.com/literature-in-colorado- springs/david-j-rothman-more-than-just-a-poet-part-2; http://www.examiner.com/literature- in-colorado-springs/david-j-rothman-more-than-just-a-poet-part-3. Versecraft at Gunnison: An Interview with David J. Rothman. The Colorado Poet 13 (Winter,
22 Rothman / 22 2011): 1-4. Verse Comes First: Conversations with Poet David J. Rothman. Dee Casalaina. Lighthouse Beacon 11.6 (2009): 3+. Live/Recorded Radio Literature, WORT-FM, Madison, WI. Host: Marilyn Taylor. March 20, 2014. West Elk Word, KBUT, Crested Butte, CO. Host: Chad Rich. January 18, 2014. https://soundcloud.com/kbut-radio/west-elk-word-01-18-13-author?in=kbut-radio/sets/west- elk-word Open Access. KOTO, Telluride, CO. Host: Laura Colbert. Jan. 7, 2014. Not recorded. Colorado Matters: In Two New Books, Boulder Poet Battles with Demons. Colorado Public Radio. Interview by Elaine Grant. July 23, 2013. http://www.cpr.org/#load_article|In_Two_New_Books_Boulder_Poet_Battles_with_Demons West Elk Word, KBUT, Crested Butte, CO. Host: Chad Rich. July 12, 2013. https://soundcloud.com/kbut-radio/west-elk-word-07-13-13-david. Western State Colorado University MFA Faculty, David Rothman, discusses the unique curriculum of the Poetry track of WSCUs MFA in Creative Writing. Aug. 20, 2012. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lsS-ZvCpKK8. The Poetry Show, KRFC, Fort Collins, CO. Host: Dona Steyn. January 29, 2012. Ballet Nouveau Presents Live Jazz. KUVO, Denver, CO. Host: Susan Gastchet Reese, Midmorning Jazz. With Garrett Ammon (BNC Artistic Director) and Bryan Pearce (bass). September 27, 2010. Avatar Based on Colorado Towns History? Jaclyn Allen. 7News, Denver. http://www.thedenverchannel.com/entertainment/22770743/detail.html. March 7, 2010. See also Avatar sounds like a veiled tale of Crested Buttes battle. http://www.denverpost.com/entertainment/ci_14255804#ixzz1tgPbMxVw Bill Husted, Denver Post, January 24, 2010. The Poetry Show, KRFC, Fort Collins, CO. Host: Dona Steyn. January 25, 2009. Tumblewords. KVNF, Paonia, CO. Host: Marion Stewart. 1999. MUSICAL SETTINGS OF POETRY BY DJR The composer Michael Pelz-Sherman has set The Shape of Water Most Like Love to music, in a piece of the same title which was premiered in Crested Butte, Colorado, as part of the Western Slope Chamber Music Series (now the Crested Butte Music Festival) in 1998. The performers included Suzanne Ash, soprano; Harvey Harriman, baritone and narrator; Amy Muller, piano; Jim Horton, viola; Veronica Berkes, flute; and David Johanssen, trombone. The poem first appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, was reprinted in POWER, and then appeared Book of Catapults. Pelz-Sherman also set an unpublished lyric, Blues Shoes in a R&B setting, in 2010. Recording available on request. SELECTED REVIEWS OF BOOKS BY DJR L iving the Li fe: T ales from Americas Mountai ns & Ski T ow ns Arvin Ramgoolam. When Pigs Sing. Crested Butte Magazine 36.1 (Summer 2014): 20. http://issuu.com/crestedbuttemagazine/docs/cbmag_s14digital_linked_small/22?e=1473410/
23 Rothman / 23 8024427. Andrew Travers, Aspen Times Weekly Book Review: Living the Life. May 22, 2014. http://www.aspentimes.com/entertainment/11434945-113/ski-living-rothman-bum. Alexis Jones. Book Review: Living the Life takes peek into the life of backcountry skiing. Deseret News. 22 March, 2014. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865599217/Book- review-Living-the-Life-takes-peek-into-the-life-of-backcountry-skiing.html?pg=all. Jay Kenney. Winter Park Telemark Lessons. December 4, 2013. http://winterparktelemarklessons.com/2013/12/04/book-review-living-the-life/. Lance Waring. Off-Piste LIX (December 2013): 28. John Norton. Nortons Notions. Crested Butte News. November 8, 2013: 18. Part of the Darkness James Matthew Wilson. The Ecstatic Discipline of David J. Rothman. Contemporary Poetry Review. Dec. 9, 2013. http://www.cprw.com/the-ecstatic-discipline-of-david-j-rothman. James Srodes. The Washington Times. Aug. 30, 2013. http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/30/book-review-part-of-the-darkness/. Grace Cavalieri, Washington Independent Review of Books. July 30, 2013. http://www.washingtonindependentreviewofbooks.com/features/july-exemplars-poetry- reviews-by-grace-cavalieri. The Book of Catapults James Matthew Wilson. The Ecstatic Discipline of David J. Rothman. Contemporary Poetry Review. Dec. 9, 2013. http://www.cprw.com/the-ecstatic-discipline-of-david-j-rothman. T he Elephants C hirop ractor Linda LaRocca. Colorado Central Magazine, Nov. 1999. http://cozine.com/1999-november/the- elephants-chiropractor-by-david-j-rothman/. T he Geography of Hope : Poets of C olora dos We stern Slope Lynda La Rocca. Colorado Central Magazine, Oct. 1999. http://cozine.com/1999-october/the- geography-of-hope-d-j-rothman-ed-and-wild-words-d-w-moore-ed/. Hollywoods America: S o cial and Political Themes in Motion Pictures Bryder, Tom. Review of Hollywoods America: Social and Political Themes in Motion Pictures, by Stephen Powers, David J. Rothman, and Stanley Rothman. Political Psychology 19.3 (1998): 643-648. Reply to Tom Bryders Review of Hollywoods America (with Stanley Rothman and Stephen P. Powers). Political Psychology, 21.2 (2000): 437-440. Bryder, Tom. Rejoinder to Rothman, Rothman, and Powers. Political Psychology, 21.2 (2000): 440-441. Richard Maltby. Film Quarterly 51.2 (Winter, 1997-1998): 62-64. CONFERENCE PAPERS, SCHOLARLY TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS The Dark Pool: Language, Writing, Measure and the Meaningfulness of Verse. University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. September 26, 2014. The Crisis of the Humanities and the Courage to Teach. University of Michigan, Dearborn. Dearborn, MI. September 25, 2014.
24 Rothman / 24 Poetry and the Spirit: Memory, Loss and Grace in Dylan Thomass Fern Hill. Grand Junction Union Congregational Church. Grand Junction, CO. August 17, 2014. The Tuneful Turnings of Dylan Thomass Fern Hill. The 5th Annual Western State Colorado University Symposium on Poetry Criticism. Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 24, 2014. Books that Influenced Us as Children: Oscar Wildes The Happy Prince; Salon: Au Naturel: Finding the Provocative, the Deep, the Wild, in Writing about Nature; Salon: Late Bloomers Club. 9th Annual Lighthouse Lit Fest Bookfair. Denver, CO. June 9, 10, 12, 2014. The Contemporary Sonnet. Panel Chair: Poetry Pedagogy K-12: Challenges and Opportunities. Twentieth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. June 4-7, 2014. The Sonnets of Robinson Jeffers. Panel Chair: Influences and Affinities. Robinson Jeffers Association 20th Annual Conference. Carmel, CA. Feb. 13-15, 2014. Considering Greatness a Career Strategy, Building an Audience, Blogging, Standing on Your Head & Getting Published The Language of the Fantastic. Western Colorado Writers Forum Second Biennial Literary Festival: The Language of the Fantastic. Colorado Mesa University, Grand Junction, CO. October 11-13, 2013. People are more important than ideas: Personality and Politics in the Work of Stanley Rothman. 2013 American Political Science Association Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL, Aug. 29, 2013. Primo Levi, Dante, and the Uses of Literary Allusion. The Fourth Annual Western State Colorado University Symposium on Poetry Criticism. Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 25-27, 2013. Remembering Jake Adam York. 8th Annual Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest. Denver, CO, June 15, 2013. Richard Wilbur, King of the Cats. 8th Annual Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest. Part of the Salon The Contagious Art Writers Who Paved Our Way. With Seth Brady Tucker, William Haywood Henderson, and Julene Bair. Denver, CO, June 11, 2013. The Libretto Renaissance (Proposer, Chair); also, participant in the panel The Prosodist Is In (with Tim Steele, Tom Cable, Charles O. Hartman and Natalie Gerber), and The Idea of Order at Key West, and the Meanings of Measure, Critical Seminar on Verse Rhythm, Dir. Natalie Gerber. Nineteenth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. June 5- 8, 2013. The Reason Its Called Development. Panel Proposer, Chair: Money is a kind of poetry: Strategy and Tactics for the Small, Independent Literary Non-Profit. With David Yezzi and John Barr. Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. Boston, MA, March 6-10, 2013. The Crisis of the Humanities and the Poetry of the American West. Western Literature Association 47th Annual Conference. Lubbock, TX, Nov. 8, 2012. Belle Turnbull, Poet of Colorado. The Third Annual Western State Colorado University Symposium on Poetry Criticism. Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 26- 28, 2012. Also: 23nd Annual Poetry Rodeo, Mercury Caf, Denver, CO, April 27, 2012; The Viola Workout Poetry Lecture, Crested Butte, CO, June 23, 2012. Nature, Science and Robinson Jeffers. Rocky Mountain Biological Lab Summer Reading Series. Gothic, CO, June 22, 2012.
25 Rothman / 25 B. H. Fairchild, Georgic Poet. 7th Annual Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest. Salon: You Should Read This: Poets on Poetry, with Seth Brady Tucker and Nicky Beer. Denver, CO, June 12, 2012. What will come again: A Prolegomena to Prosody. Eighteenth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. Critical Seminar on Free Verse, Dir. Natalie Gerber. West Chester, PA. June 5-9, 2012. W. S. Merwins Left Coast Epic: The Folding Cliffs. American Literature Association 23rd Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA, May 24-27, 2012. Rexroth, Winters, Jeffers, and the Battle for the Poetry of California. Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers, Eighteenth Annual Conference. Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA. March 9-11, 2012. The Poetry of Colorado. Lecture in Patty Limericks survey course on the American West. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. March 20, 2012. Reg Saner, Petrarch of Boulder. Words to Stir the Soul: A Tribute to Reg Saner. The Center of the American West, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. December 7, 2011. Panel with Ronald G. Billingsley, Laura Pritchett, Patty Limerick, Joan Hall, Gregory Hobbs, Art Goodtimes, and others. The Achievement of W. S. Merwin. The Second Annual Western State College Symposium on Poetry Criticism. Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 30-31, 2011. Praise Be! W. S. Merwin. 6th Annual Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest. Delivered in absentia. Panel with Michael Henry, Jake Adam York, Lynn Wagner. 910 Arts, Denver, CO, June 10, 2011. What Shelley Is Listening To: The Odd Prosody of Ode to a Skylark and T. V. F. Brogan: A Tribute. Seventeenth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. West Chester, PA. June 7-11, 2011. Poetic Rhythm, the Number Sense and Illocutionary Speech Acts. Delivered in the Seminar Rhythm in Lyric, Literary Theory, and Literary History, Annual Conference of the American Comparative Literature Association. Vancouver, BC, Canada. March 31-April 3, 2011. Poetry of the American West. Lecture in Patty Limericks survey course on the American West. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. March 10, 2011. Presidents Welcome, Teaching Medea, Introduction of B. H. Fairchild. Robinson Jeffers Association 17th Annual Conference. California State University Long Beach, Long Beach, CA. Feb. 17-21, 2011. Robert Fitzgerald, Avatar of Verse and The lyf so short, the craft so hard to lerne: An Old Model for Teaching Poetry Made New. Association of Literary Scholars, Critics and Writers, Sixteenth Annual Conference. Princeton, NJ. Nov. 6, 2010. Live Jazz: A Discussion. Ballet Nouveau Colorado: Meet the Artists. Lakewood Cultural Center, Lakewood, CO. September 17, 2010. The Dark Pool. The First Annual Western State College Symposium on Poetry Criticism. Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 31, 2010. Rhyme: Crime or Sublime? Writing the Rockies: The Gunnison Creative Writers Workshop, at Western State Colorado University. July 24, 2010. The Twelfth Annual Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award. Recipient: Tom Cable, Robinson Jeffers: The Letters (Panel Chair) and Yeats and Narrative: John Sherman. Sixteenth
26 Rothman / 26 Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. West Chester, PA. June 9-13, 2010. Writing and Thriving and The Low-Residency Conundrum, Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. Denver, CO. April 7-10, 2010. Westward Ho!: Poetry of the American West. Presidents Address, Robinson Jeffers Association 16th Annual Conference. Carmel, CA. February 13, 2010. Saving the Planet: You and Your Literary Not-for-Profit (Panel Proposer, Chair). Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Fifteenth Annual Conference. Denver, CO. October 9-11, 2009. Poetry Handbooks: A Guide to the Perplexed (Panel Proposer, Chair), and Brian Halls Fall of Frost and the Challenges of Biographical Fiction. Fifteenth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. West Chester, PA. June 10-13, 2009. Visions of Parnassus. Presidents Address, Robinson Jeffers Association 15th Annual Conference. University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. February 14, 2009. Writing Colorado: Leading Contemporary Writers Discuss the Past, Present, and Future of Poetry and Fiction in the Centennial State. Western Literature Association 43rd Annual Conference (Panel Proposer, Chair). University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Oct. 4, 2008. DNC Special: Whats Art Got to Do With It? Third Annual Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest. Denver, CO. June 16, 2008. Panel discussion with Janis Hallowell and others. Not worth a turd!: The Doggerel Tradition (Panel Proposer, Chair), and Meter in Larkins Annus Mirabilis. Fourteenth Annual West Chester University Poetry Conference. West Chester, PA. June 4-7, 2008. The Logic of Poetic Forms. Western State College Visiting Writers Series. Classroom presentation, by invitation of Prof. Mark Todd. Gunnison, CO. March 27, 2008. Your Writing Career: Publishing, Writing, and Honing the Craft. A Panel Discussion with teachers at Lighthouse Writers Workshop. The 3rd Annual Building Creative Businesses Expo. Denver, CO. March 8, 2008. Robert Brophys Robinson Jeffers: Myth, Ritual and Symbol in His Narrative Poems: 35 Years Later. The 14th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Cabrillo College, Aptos CA. February 15-17, 2008. Robinson Jeffers, American Poet. Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Poets Corner. Oct. 27, 2007. Not a sport but a way of life: Deep Ecology, Ski Mountaineering, and the Legacy of Dolores LaChapelle. Western Literature Association, 42nd Annual Conference. Tacoma, WA. Oct. 19, 2007. Terrific Threshold: Relations Between MFA Programs and English Departments. Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Thirteenth Annual Conference. Chicago, IL. Oct. 12, 2007. Proposer, Chair. With John Barr, David Fenza, Rosanna Warren, and Linda Gregerson. The Reasons for Poetry. Classroom presentation, by invitation of Prof. Michael Henry. University College, Denver University. September 26, 2007. Whats Up with Poetry? Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest. Denver, CO. June 19, 2007. With Chris Ransick, Michael Henry, and Christina Mengert. Narrative Poetry: Past, Present, Future. Associated Writing Programs Annual Conference. Atlanta, GA, February 28-March 3, 2007. Chair, Proposer. With David Mason, Kate Daniels, B. H. Fairchild. The Poet in the Garden and Introduction: W. S. Merwin. The 13th Annual Robinson Jeffers
27 Rothman / 27 Association Conference. University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI. February 16-18, 2007. The Crisis of Literacy and the Courage to Teach. Association of Literary Scholars and Critics, Twelfth Annual Conference. San Francisco, CA. October 13-15, 2006. Round Table: Jeffers and Intelligent Design. Also: Panel Chair, Underlying Schemas. The 12th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Carmel, CA. February 17-19, 2006. Sex, Drugs, and Rock and Roll: The Classics Today. By invitation of Prof. Karin Waidley. A Forum at Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. November 15, 2005. Jeffers and Nature Poetry. The 10th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Carmel, CA. February 14-15, 2004. Ecotopia and Art in the Twentieth Century. The 9th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Flagstaff, AZ. April 25-27, 2003. Education and Prosperity in the Gunnison Valley. Gunnison County Economic Development Focus Group. Crested Butte, CO. April 9, 2003 The Crucial Role of Governance in Making Non-Profit Corporations Thrive. The 7th Annual West Chester Conference: Exploring Form and Narrative. West Chester, PA. June 6-9, 2001. The Second Annual Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award. Recipient: T. V. F. Brogan. Interviewer. The 6th Annual West Chester Conference: Exploring Form and Narrative. West Chester, PA. June 7-10, 2000. Jeffers, Translation, and the Survival of American Narrative Poetry. Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference. Carmel, CA, February 27, 2000. Also delivered, in expanded form (in absentia), at the 2002 RMMLA conference, in Scottsdale, AZ. Winslow Homer, Robinson Jeffers, Ansel Adams, and the Inhumanist Vision of Nature in American Art. 34th Annual Western Literature Association Conference. Sacramento, CA. October 15, 1999. The First Annual Robert Fitzgerald Prosody Award. Recipient: Derek Attridge. Interviewer. The 5th Annual West Chester Conference: Exploring Form and Narrative. West Chester, PA. June 9-12, 1999. New Perspectives on The Women at Point Sur. Panel Chair. American Literature Association Annual Meeting. Panel sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Association. Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Maryland. May 28, 1999. D. H. Lawrence, Robinson Jeffers, and the Poetry of the American Southwest. The Seventh International Conference of the D. H. Lawrence Society of North America, with The Phoenix Rising Society. Taos, NM. July 13-17, 1998. Impelled to try an epigram: The Achievement of Dorothy Parker. Panel Chair: The Epigram in America. Exploring Form and Narrative: The Fourth Annual Conference of Scholars and Writers on New Trends in American Poetry. West Chester University, West Chester, PA. June 10-13, 1998. Tradition and Two Talents: Eliot and Jeffers. American Literature Association Annual Meeting. Panel sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Association. Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA. May 28-31, 1998. The Claims of God and the Claims of Poetry. Discussion Session: Robinson Jeffers and Religion. Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference. Carmel, CA. February 14, 1998. Recovering Melville. Discussion Group Leader for Finding Narrative in Melvilles Marginalia, a talk by Hershel Parker in a panel titled Literary Biography. The Third Annual Association of Literary Scholars and Critics Conference. San Francisco, CA. November 7,
28 Rothman / 28 1997. Jeffers, Longfellow, and the Narrative Tradition in American Poetry. Tor House Foundation Annual Robinson Jeffers Festival. Carmel, CA. October 11, 1997 (substantially longer version of the talk given at the 1997 ALA). The Sestina: History, Theory, Practice. Classroom presentation, by invitation of Prof. Dana Gioia. Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO. September 12, 1997. Im a Humanist: The Poetic Past in Desert Solitaire. Second Biennial Conference of the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment. University of Montana, Missoula, MT. July 17, 1997 Poets Panel: Meter in English. Panel discussion with David Baker, Annie Finch, Dana Gioia and Rachel Hadas. Exploring Form and Narrative: The Third Annual Conference of Scholars and Writers on New Trends in American Poetry. West Chester University, West Chester, PA. June 4-7, 1997. Jeffers, Longfellow, and the Narrative Tradition in American Poetry. American Literature Association Annual Meeting. Panel sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Association. Stouffer Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, MD. May 24, 1997. Rexroth, Winters, Jeffers, and the Battle for the Poetry of California. Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference, Carmel, CA. February 16, 1997. The Conundrum of Whitmans Versification. The Second Annual Association of Literary Scholars and Critics Conference. Boston, MA: the Swisstel, August 26, 1996. One of four papers selected from general submissions for the conference, for a panel titled The Prose/Poetry Distinction, a plenary session, with Steven Monte, Anthony Hecht, and Anne Carson. Yeats Virtuosity and the Difficulties of Verse. Exploring Form and Narrative: The Second Annual Conference of Scholars and Writers on New Trends in American Poetry. Panel Chair: Translating Meaning/Translating Verse: Problems and Solutions. West Chester University, West Chester, PA. June 11-15, 1996. Panel Chair: Robinson Jeffers. American Literature Association Annual Meeting. Panel sponsored by the Robinson Jeffers Association. Bahia Hotel, San Diego, CA. May 31, 1996. Sources and Purposes of Jeffers Anti-Gongorist Polemic. Robinson Jeffers Association Annual Conference, Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. February 17, 1996. Robinson Jeffers among the Moderns. Asilomar 45Big Dreams: Many Californians. Conference sponsored by the Curriculum Study Commission of the Central California Council of Teachers of English, a division of the National Council of Teachers of English. Co-chair, section 11, Winged Rock: The Poetry and Place of Robinson Jeffers. Pacific Grove, CA. September 22-24, 1995. Sound and Sense: The Meanings of Meter and Verse, Speech, Counting, and the Problem of Graphic Order. Exploring Form and Narrative: A Conference of Scholars and Writers on New Trends in American Poetry. Panel Chair: Meter. West Chester University, West Chester, PA. June 1-3, 1995. The Poetics of Intimacy. The Modern Language Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA. December 28, 1994. A special session. Proposer, session leader. The Lost Years: Robinson Jeffers, 1917-1920. Panel discussion with Tim Hunt (Washington State University, Vancouver) and Albert Gelpi (Stanford University); and The incredible beauty of joy: Robinson Jeffers and the Legacy of Romanticism. Robinson Jeffers
29 Rothman / 29 Association Annual Conference, Carmel, CA. October 9-10, 1994. The Poverty of Film Theory. American Political Science Association Annual Convention, New York, NY. September 5, 1994. The Paradoxes of Literary Dialect. New York College English Association Annual Conference. New York University, New York, NY. May 1, 1993. Forms of American Modernism. By invitation of Prof. Wyn Cooper. Bennington College, Bennington, VT. April 26, 1993. Against Semiotics: Literature and the Canard of the Interdisciplinary. Babel or Genesis? Toward a Definition of the Interdisciplinary. Conference sponsored by the Department of English, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA. February 15-16, 1991. Panel moderator. Poetry and the Craft of Being in the World. 15th Annual Aspen Writers Conference. Aspen, CO. July 15-28, 1990. Panel moderator. On Marcellus Blounts Power Stations. Where Do We Go from Here? Debating VLS: An Open Forum on Some Contemporary Critical Stances on Theory As Taken in the Voice Literary Supplement of October 1988. Conference sponsored by The Graduate Student Committee of Comparative Literature, New York University, New York, NY. September 14, 1988. Heuristic Itineraries: Texts. New York University Expository Writing Program Roundtable. New York University, New York, NY. May 15, 1987. Trends in Contemporary American Poetry. Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, Peoples Republic of China. February 1985. SELECTED READINGS Literati Bookstore. Ann Arbor, MI. September 26, 2014. Bookbar. A Tribute to Bob King. Denver, CO. September 6, 2014. Cavalcade. Fruita, CO. August 15, 2014. Writing the Rockies/The Fifth Annual Western State Colorado University Seminar on Poetry Criticism. Student Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 26, 2014. Conundrum Press Reading. With Michael Henry, JD Frey, and Chris Ransick. 9th Annual Lighthouse Lit Fest Bookfair. Denver, CO. June 18, 2014. A Celebration of 50 Years of Colorado Wilderness with John Fielder. Sponsored by the Colorado Mountain Club, Rocky Mountain Wild, the Rocky Mountain Chapter of the Sierra Club, and the American Mountaineering Museum. Colorado Mountain Club, Golden, CO. May 21, 2014. Bas Bleu Poetry and Prose Reading Series. Bas Bleu Theatre, Fort Collins, CO. May 5, 2014. Cosy Caf. Alamosa, CO. April 26, 2014. The Kings English Bookstore. Salt Lake City, UT. March 27, 2014. The Wildflower Restaurant and Lounge. Snowbird, UT. March 25, 2014. Inaugural Creative Non-Fiction Reading. Program for Writing and Rhetoric, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO. Feb. 24, 2014. The Fashion Caf. Gunnison, CO. Feb. 21, 2014. The Bookworm Bookstore. Edwards, CO. Feb. 20, 2014. The 20th Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Tor House, Carmel, CA. Feb. 14, 2014. Boulder Bookstore. Poets of Conundrum Press. Boulder, CO. Feb. 6, 2014.
30 Rothman / 30 Lighthouse Readers Workshop. Denver, CO. Jan. 18, 2014. Book launch celebration for Living the Life: Tales from Americas Mountains & Ski Towns. Denver Womens Press Club. Denver, CO. Jan. 16, 2014. Jagged Edge. Sponsored by Between the Covers Bookstore. Telluride, CO. Jan. 8, 2014 Talking Gourds Poetry Club. Arroyo Restaurant, Telluride, CO. Jan. 7, 2014. Townie Books. Crested Butte, CO. Dec. 29, 2013 Neptune Mountaineering. Boulder, CO. Dec. 19, 2013. Fountain Valley School. Colorado Springs, CO. Nov. 8, 2013. Innisfree Poetry Bookstore. Boulder, CO. Nov. 2, 2013. With Wendy Videlock and Uche Ogbuje. Lighthouse Writers Workshop: The Flood Benefit. Denver, CO. Nov. 1, 2013. Bookbar. Halloween Reading: Poems from the Crypt. Denver, CO. Oct. 26, 2013. Western Colorado Writers Forum. Mesa State University, Grand Junction, CO. Oct. 3, 2013. Rocky Mountain Land Series with Todd Simmons: A Poetic Inventory of Rocky Mountain National Park. Tattered Cover Bookstore, Historic LoDo. September 21, 2013. Writing the Rockies/The Fourth Annual Western State Colorado University Seminar on Poetry Criticism. Student Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 27, 2013. Townie Books. With David Yezzi, Ernest Hilbert and Mark Todd. Crested Butte, CO. July 13, 2013. Aspen Poets Society. Victorias Espresso and Wine Bar, Aspen, CO. June 30, 2013. The Viola Workout. Crested Butte, CO. June 23, 2013. 8th Annual Lighthouse Lit Fest Bookfair. Denver, CO. With Lynn Wagner, Michael Henry, J. Diego Frey and Kimberly McClintock. June 21, 2013. Entasis Press. Washington, DC. June 4, 2013. Six Poets from CUs Program for Writing and Rhetoric. With Eric Berger, Seth Brady Tucker, Sigman Byrd, Charles Doersch and Jami Frush. Innisfree Bookstore, Boulder, CO. April 15, 2013. The Writers Buzz: The Story of a Book. Lighthouse Writers Workshop, Denver, CO. March 30, 2013. Lori Bookstein Gallery. With David Yezzi. New York, NY. Nov. 17, 2012. Colorado Business Community for the Arts. Arts, Culture, and the Economy. Four Seasons Hotel, Denver, CO. Oct. 31, 2012. Colorado Business Community for the Arts. Denver Public Library, Denver, CO. Sep. 12, 2012. The Art of Ekphrasis. Poems inspired by the Exhibition Visual Rhythm, July 5 September 9, 2012. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO. August 24, 2012. Writing the Rockies/The Third Annual Western State Colorado University Seminar on Poetry Criticism. Student Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 26, 2012. Rocky Mountain Biological Lab Summer Reading Series. With Mark Todd. Gothic, CO. June 22, 2012. 7th Annual Lighthouse Lit Fest Bookfair. Denver, CO. Friday, June 15, 2012. Carmine Street Poets. Featured Reader. New York, NY. June 3, 2012. The Second Annual Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival. Thunder River Theater, Carbondale, CO. April 1, 2012. Four Poets from CUs Program for Writing and Rhetoric. With Eric Berger, Sigman Byrd, and Charles Doersch. Innisfree Bookstore, Boulder, CO. Feb. 17, 2012.
31 Rothman / 31 Writing the Rockies/The Second Annual Western State College Seminar on Poetry Criticism. Student Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 28, 2011. Summer Intensive Faculty Reading. Student Center, Western State College, Gunnison, CO. July 21, 2011. Working Title. Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art. Boulder, CO. May 11, 2011. 22nd Annual Poetry Rodeo. Mercury Caf, Denver, CO. May 7, 2011. Poetrywest Reading Series. Cornerstone Building, Colorado College. April 23, 2011. Broomfield Cultural Affairs and the Mamie Dowd Eisenhower Library Celebrate Poetry Month. Broomfield Auditorium, Broomfield, CO. With Dave Mason, Colorado Poet Laureate. April 13, 2011. Aspen Poets Society. The Lenado Hotel, Aspen, CO. March 27, 2011. The First Annual Karen Chamberlain Poetry Festival. Thunder River Theater, Carbondale, CO. March 27, 2011. SoBo Reading Series. Vics Coffee Shop, Boulder, CO. With Steve Wingate. August 17, 2010. Writing the Rockies / The First Annual Western State College Seminar on Poetry Criticism. Student Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 30, 2010. Summer Intensive Faculty Reading. Student Center, Western State Colorado University, Gunnison, CO. July 19, 2010. A Nature/Poetry Salon. Museum of Natural History, University of Colorado at Boulder. Thursday. April 29, 2010. The George Lucas Poetry Slam. The Oriental Theater, Denver, CO. December 4, 2009. Denver IAM (International Arts Movement). Sustainable Art: Creating Estuaries of Beauty. Bryce Boyer Studio, Denver, CO. With visual artist Makoto Fujimura. August 28, 2009. Rumors/Blue Moon Books. With Mark Irwin. Crested Butte, CO. July 25, 2009. Gunnison Art Crawl. Gunnison Gallery, Gunnison, CO. July 22, 2009. Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest Faculty Reading. 1515 Restaurant, Denver, CO. June 9, 2009. Split Personalities: An Evening of Poetry, Music and Revelry. Sponsored by Lighthouse Writers. 910 Arts, Denver, CO, April 24, 2009. Untaxed. A reading sponsored by Lighthouse Writers. Thomas Hornsby Ferril House, Denver, CO, April 17, 2009. Poets on Corners 09. Santa Fe art district, Denver, CO. Sponsored by Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Directed by Chris Ransick, Poet Laureate of Denver. April 3, 2009. Bowl-a-Poet. Bowlero Lanes, Denver, CO. Sponsored by Denver Office of Cultural Affairs, Directed by Chris Ransick, Poet Laureate of Denver. April 1, 2009. Many Mountains Moving Reading Series. Boulder, CO, Sep. 13, 2008. Gunnison Art Crawl. Gunnison Gallery, Gunnison, CO, Aug. 1, 2008. Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest Faculty Reading. The Mercury Caf, Denver, CO, June 10, 2008. Western State College Visiting Poets Series. Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, CO. March 26, 2008. Blueroad Launch Reading. With Joseph Hutchinson, Ed McManis, Bob Cooperman and Pat Dubrava. Book Buffs, Denver, CO. September 29, 2007. Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest Faculty Reading. Denver, CO. June 19, 2007. Crested Butte Mountain Theatre. Best Words / Best Order Series. With Mark Todd, Joe Starr,
32 Rothman / 32 and others. Mallardi Cabaret, Crested Butte, CO. May 11, 2007. Montrose Public Library. Montrose, CO. April 26, 2007. Thomas Hornsby Ferril Birthday Celebration. Denver Press Club, Denver, CO. Feb. 23, 2007. Wordhorde. Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, CO. August 24, 2006. Word Muggers Reading Series. Coffee Muggers, Grand Junction, CO. August 5, 2006. Lighthouse Writers Summer Lit Fest Faculty Reading. The Jet Hotel, Denver, CO. July 16, 2006. Marginalia/Wordhorde. Gunnison Arts Center, Gunnison, CO. April 28, 2006. The 12th Annual Robinson Jeffers Annual Conference. Tor House, Carmel, CA. February 17, 2006. Lighthouse Writers Workshop Overdue Writers Series. Denver, CO. December 1, 2005. Jim Calaway Honors Series. Colorado Mountain College Center for Excellence in the Arts, Spring Valley Campus. March 26-27, 2003. Fraser Valley Library Reading Series. Fraser, CO. February 20, 2000. Talking Gourds Reading Series. Telluride, CO. March 21, 1997. The 3rd Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Carmel, CA. February 16, 1997. Gunnison County Summer Arts Program. Gunnison, CO. August 4, 1996. The Shapes of Poetry in the 21st Century. The College of Santa Fe, Santa Fe, NM. March 20, 1996. The 2nd Annual Robinson Jeffers Association Conference. Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA. February 17, 1996. REFERENCES On requestLoad More