Contributor Interview: Maceo Whitaker

May 4, 2016

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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Contributor Interview: Louise Marburg

April 28, 2016

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

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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Contributor Interview: Ruth Foley

April 24, 2016

Ruth Foley lives in Massachusetts, where she teaches English for Wheaton College. Her work appears in numerous web and print journals, including Adroit, Sou’wester, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. She is the author of the chapbooks Dear Turquoise, Creature Feature, and Sink and Float (forthcoming from dancing girl press), and her first full-length collection, Dead Man’s Float, is forthcoming from ELJ. She serves as Managing Editor …

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Evelyn Hampton: Contributor Interview

April 22, 2016

Evelyn Hampton’s first book, Discomfort, was published in 2015 by Ellipsis Press. A chapbook, Madam, is forthcoming from Meekling Press. Her writing has also appeared in BOMB Magazine, Conjunctions, New York Tyrant, The Brooklyn Rail, Birkensnake, and elsewhere. She lives in Oregon. Evelyn’s story “Heirloom” appears in Issue Six, and you can read it in its entirety here The Cossack Review: Your short stories often seem …

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Contributor Interview: Adam Deutsch

April 21, 2016

Adam Deutsch lives in San Diego, teaches college composition and writing, and has work recently or forthcoming in Arsenic Lobster, Thrush, Spinning Jenny, Ping Pong, and Typo among others. He is the publisher at Cooper Dillon Books, and has a chapbook from H_NGM_N Books called Carry On. TCR: What was the genesis of “Gestate?” Adam Deutsch: The idea of forgetting things is really comforting to …

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Contributor Interview: Jeannine Hall Gailey

April 15, 2016

Jeannine Hall Gailey served as Redmond, Washington’s second Poet Laureate. She’s the author of five books of poetry: Becoming the Villainess, She Returns to the Floating World, Unexplained Fevers, The Robot Scientist’s Daughter, and the upcoming Field Guide to the End of the World, winner of the Moon City Press Book Prize. Jeannine’s poem, “Introduction to the Parables of Jesus,” appears in Issue Six of The …

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Joseph Massey: Contributor Interview

April 13, 2016

Joseph Massey is the author of Areas of Fog (Shearsman Books, 2009), At the Point (Shearsman Books, 2011), To Keep Time (Omnidawn, 2014), and Illocality (Wave Books, 2015). He lives in Easthampton, Massachusetts. His poem “Garden Level” appears in Issue Six. Read the poem in the sample PDF of Issue Six here.   TCR: What was the last book you abandoned, and why?   Joseph …

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Mark Brazaitis – Contributor Interview

April 9, 2016

Mark Brazaitis is the author of seven books, including The River of Lost Voices: Stories from Guatemala, winner of the 1998 Iowa Short Fiction Award, The Incurables: Stories, winner of the 2012 Richard Sullivan Prize and the 2013 Devil’s Kitchen Reading Award in Prose, and Julia & Rodrigo, winner of the 2012 Gival Press Novel Award. His latest book,Truth Poker: Stories, won the 2014 Autumn …

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Interview with Akua Lezli Hope

April 4, 2016

Akua Lezli Hope is a creator who uses sound, words, fiber, glass, and metal, to create poems, patterns, stories, music, ornaments, adornments and peace whenever possible. A third generation New Yorker, she has won fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts, Ragdale, Hurston Wright writers, and the National Endowment for The Arts. She is a Cave Canem fellow. Her manuscript, Them Gone, won …

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