Contributor Interview: Mia Sara

May 23, 2016
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Mia Sara used to be an actress, but recovered her senses and now she writes. Her work has been published in The Superstition Review, Helix, poemmemoirstory, The Summerset Review, PANK, and the Write Room, among many others. Her chapbook, Mid-Life With Gorilla was published by the Dusie Press, and she had a long running column “Wrought and Found” for PANK Magazine. She lives between New …

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Contributor Interview: Corey Mesler

May 20, 2016
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Corey Mesler has published in numerous anthologies and journals including Poetry, Gargoyle, Good Poems American Places, and Esquire/Narrative. He has published 8 novels, 4 short story collections, numerous chapbooks, and 5 full-length poetry collections. His new novel, Memphis Movie, is from Counterpoint Press. He’s been nominated for many Pushcarts, and 2 of his poems were chosen for Garrison Keillor’s Writer’s Almanac. With his wife he …

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Contributor Interview: Kathleen Rooney

May 17, 2016
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Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets who compose typewritten poetry on demand. Co-editor of The Selected Writings of René Magritte, forthcoming from Alma Books next year, she is also the author of seven books of poetry, nonfiction, and fiction, including, …

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Contributor Interview: Heather McNaugher

May 11, 2016
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Heather McNaugher is the author of System of Hideouts and two poetry chapbooks, Double Life and Panic & Joy. She teaches at Chatham University, where she is poetry editor of The Fourth River. She was recently a writer-in-residence in Iceland at the Gullkistan Center for Creativity. TCR: “You Wouldn’t Do It” contains an unexpected mix of images. How did you make sure it would still …

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Explain Your Shelf: Moving All the Books

May 10, 2016

This is the first in a series of “Explain Your Shelf” posts. During the month of May, some Cossack Review editors, readers, and contributors will show and tell you how they organize their books. This is where some of the books normally live in our house, a handsome barrister’s bookcase we found in Wheeling, West Virginia. Now they are staying here in preparation for loading into a …

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Contributor Interview: Anya Silver

May 6, 2016
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Anya Silver is the author of two books of poetry, The Ninety-Third Name of God (2010) and I Watched You Disappear (2014), both published by the Louisiana State University Press. Her third book, From Nothing, will be published in fall 2016 by LSU. Her work has been widely published in literary journals and anthologies, including the forthcoming Best American Poetry 2016. She is Professor of …

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Contributor Interview: Maceo Whitaker

May 4, 2016
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Maceo J. Whitaker read Lucille Clifton’s “jasper texas 1998” as an undergrad. The poem changed his life. Ever since, he has tried to write poems. Now he roams the streets of Beacon, NY, where he spits poems at Two Way, Draught, Harry’s, and CAPS. He dedicates “Bloopers,” which appears in Issue Six of TCR, to another one of his favorite poets, James Tate.     …

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What a Poetry Editor Wants

May 3, 2016

National Poetry Month is over now, and the poetry readers of America can go back to loving poetry in private, as many of us are inclined to do, rather than performing our love in poetry in public, which seems necessary for reminding those outside of our clan that poetry is a thing. Sometimes I feel alone in the culture as a poetry lover, but I never feel alone …

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Contributor Interview: Louise Marburg

April 28, 2016
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Louise Marburg is a graduate of the MFA program in Fiction at Columbia University’s School of the Arts. Her work has appeared in Labletter, Reed, Day One, Necessary Fiction, Corium, The Louisville Review, Cold Mountain Review, and others, and in the Lascaux Prize Anthology. She has been a contributor at the Sewanee Writer’s Conference and a member of the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. …

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Contributor Interview: John A. Maloney

April 26, 2016
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John A. Maloney is a writer, coder, fermentationist, intermittent musician, lover of maps and etymology. MFA at Columbia College Chicago. From time to time guilty of believing himself the actual reincarnation of the Roman Emperor Hadrian. Find John on Twitter at @itsjohnamaloney Read “The Surfers” in Issue Six TCR: Where did “The Surfers” come from? John A. Maloney: I wrote ‘the surfers’ while I was …

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