David J. Rothman, PhD

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David J. Rothman, PhD

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David J. Rothman currently serves as director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western State Colorado University, where he also directs the Poetry Concentration, edits the national journal THINK, and directs the summer conference Writing the Rockies. He is the resident poet for Colorado Public Radio and in 2012, he won the Lighthouse Beacon Award for teaching excellence. His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Atlantic Monthly, The Hudson Review, The Kenyon Review, Appalachia, The Gettysburg Review, The Threepenny Review, and scores of other journals. His second book of poems, The Elephant’s Chiropractor, was runner-up for the 1999 Colorado Book Award. With Stanley Rothman and Stephen Powers, he has co-authored a book on film, Hollywood's America, and his essays and book reviews appear widely. In 2013, he published two volumes of poetry: The Book of Catapults (White Violet Press) and Part of the Darkness (Entasis Press). In 2013, he also published a collection of essays, Living the Life: Tales from America's Mountains and Ski Towns (Conundrum Press). His most recent book, published in summer 2017, is a co-edited volume in the Unsung Masters series from Pleiades Press on the Colorado Poet Belle Turnbull, including a generous selection of her work along with essays by co-editor Jeffrey Villines, Susan Spear, Uche Ogbuji, Dave Mason and George Sibley.

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Othello: The Most Terrifying Play Ever Written?

August 24, 2017

In act I, scene 3 of Othello, the 28-year-old Iago upbraids his supposed friend Roderigo for threa

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The Vitality of the Ballad

April 26, 2017

With the growing popularity of free verse poetry, it's been said that poetic form is dead these days. But all po