A Sputnik Sighting
The Copper Nickel gets a launch
Tonight's release party for the second edition of the Copper Nickel, the University of Colorado at Denver literary journal, is a frat-boy dream come true. For starters, in lieu of a formal recitation, local DJs Sara T., Kyle Cantrell and Thee Underwearwolf will enhance the ambience by spinning music with recordings of poems from the newest Nickel. And instead of the traditional cookies-and-Diet Coke lobby reception, the soiree will be a booze-infused get-together at Sputnik, 3 South Broadway.
The atypical celebration is fitting for a commuter school like UCD. "We have a lot of students who come from different backgrounds, who are older, who are married," says senior editor Sara Whelan. "The average age is 27."
Whelan says the student staff, which also accepts submissions of art, poetry and prose from non-UCD affiliates, is "trying to respect all the different perspectives and voices we find in the city this publication lives in."
The bash starts at 7 p.m. Admission is free; the Copper Nickel will be available with a suggested donation of $5. Call Sputnik at 720-570-4503 for more information. -- Caitlin Smith