Contributor Interview: Taylor Lorenzo

June 18, 2016
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Taylor Lorenzo is an undergrad at Missouri State University and currently serves as an Assistant Editor for Moon City Review. She has work featured in Wu-Wei Fashion Mag and Metatron’s OMEGA blog. TCR: For me, “pink milk” challenges how our culture romanticizes breast cancer awareness. Were you consciously thinking about representations of cancer, particularly breast cancer, when drafting this poem? Taylor Lorenzo: The image of …

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Contributor Interview: John Allen Taylor

June 14, 2016
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John Allen Taylor’s poems have appeared in Booth, The Boiler, Dialogist, Devil’s Lake, and an anthology of Spokane, WA poets called Railtown Almanac, among other places. He currently lives in Boston, MA, serves as Redivider‘s poetry editor, and makes strong, bitter kombucha. He tweets at @johna_taylor. TCR: The “w” and “m” sounds in “Vigil” work against the crispness one might expect from autumn leaves. How …

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Contributor Interview: Martha Silano

June 6, 2016
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Martha Silano’s books include The Little Office of the Immaculate Conception and Reckless Lovely, both from Saturnalia Books. She co-edited, with Kelli Russell Agodon, The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice. Martha’s poems have recently appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry, Blackbird, AGNI, New Ohio Review, Copper Nickel, Massachusetts Review, and Orion. Martha edits Crab Creek Review and teaches at Bellevue College. TCR: …

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Patricia Worth: Contributor Interview

May 28, 2016
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Patricia Worth translates French literature and tutors English and French. She has a Master of Translation Studies Degree from the Australian National University and has been translating since 2009. Some of her translations have been published in literary journals in Australia, New Caledonia and the US, including The Brooklyn Rail and Eleven Eleven. Her translation of George Sand’’s novel, Spiridion, was published by SUNY Press in …

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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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