August 2015

Contributor Interview: Gabrielle Campagnano

August 26, 2015

This interview is part of a series between our contributors and Outreach and Interviews Editor Brian Kornell.  Gabrielle Campagnano is an MFA candidate at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Tule Review, Salamander Magazine, and Cleaver Magazine, among others. She is at work on her first full-length collection of poems.. Gabrielle’s poem “Nocturne on Race Brook Falls” appears in Issue 4   Brian Kornell: What …

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Tarry Starts Strong with How to Carry Bigfoot Home

August 23, 2015

  a review by Patrick Vogelpohl How to Carry Bigfoot Home By Chris Tarry Red Hen Press (March 17, 2015) $14.95   Canada has given the world such comic geniuses as Mike Myers, Martin Short and the Kids in the Hall. Rush, the ultimate prog rock band, is Canadian. Margaret Atwood: Canadian (and worth two Martin Shorts). Alice Munro: Canadian (and worth three Mike Myerses). Yet what …

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When Men Appraise Women’s Appearances in Fiction

August 19, 2015

I haven’t been Fiction Editor at The Cossack Review for long, but I’ve been reading fiction submissions here long enough to have noticed a recurring thing: the first couple of pages of many of the stories I see feature a male character who looks at a female character and appraises her physical appearance. It usually takes a full paragraph for this to happen, and it often happens in …

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Contributor Interview: Lynn Domina

August 5, 2015

This interview is part of a series between our contributors and Outreach and Interviews Editor Brian Kornell.  Lynn Domina is the author of two collections of poetry, Framed in Silence and Corporal Works, and the editor of a collection of essays, Poets on the Psalms. Her recent work appears in The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, Arts & Letters, and many other periodicals. Lynn’s villanelle “My Search for an Original …

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Links, August 4 2015

August 4, 2015

The purpose of a public intellectual is to be curious, to think and express oneself clearly, and by doing so help others think more clearly as well Ian Buruma interviewed at The Pen Ten   You can’t hear Keats if you don’t know that he was a Cockney, you can’t comprehend Wordsworth’s rhymes if you hear him as a BBC announcer. Don Share interviewed at …

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August 1, 2015
On the Volga, on this restfully rolling ocean... one learns all dimensions anew. One discovers: land is huge, water is something huge, and above all the sky is huge. What I have seen until now was no more than an image of land and river and world. Here, however, everything is itself. - I feel as if I had been witness to the creation; a few words for all existences

Rainer Maria Rilke, The Schmagendorf Diary

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