MCMEEL Cortright W. McMeel, 41, of Denver, passed away April 19, 2013. Cort was born in Boston and attended the Dexter School and Milton Academy. He earned a B.A. from Johns Hopkins University in 1993 and received an MFA from the Creative Writing Program at Columbia University in 1995. A writer and publisher, Cort's fiction and literary essays appeared in numerous magazines including Mississippi Review, The Gettysburg Review and The WeeklyStandard. In 2006, Cort founded the award-winning Murdaland Magazine. In 2010, his novel "Short" (St. Martin's Press) came out, receiving the Washington Post, Bloomberg/Businessweek favorable reviews from and Publishers Weekly, among others. A respected member of Denver's literary community, he was on the faculty of the Lighthouse Writers Workshop in Colorado and was the originator of the Denver chapter of the Noir at the Bar Reading Series. In addition, he had a 14 year career working as a commodity trader for Cargill, Constellation Energy, and Rainbow Energy. He is survived by his wife Sharon, two children Connor and Marlowe, and his parents Dr. J. Wallace and Elizabeth. Services will be 1:00 P.M., May 11, at the Church of the Advent in Boston.
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Published in Boston Herald on May 5, 2013