Contributor Interview: Anya Silver

May 6, 2016

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

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

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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Cool Literary Magazine Subscriptions For About 3¢ a Day

April 19, 2016

Do you have a permanent address? Are you interested in discovering new writers or even old ones? Do you want to read some literary journals and literary magazines, but are you not willing to pay hundreds of dollars per year for magazines you don’t even know if you’ll like? Here are some places where, for the price of a carpentry nail or one piece of Bazooka bubblegum …

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Notes from AWP

April 18, 2016

One of the things I like about going to the AWP conference, its massive book fair in particular, is that at the Cossack Review table I’m put in a position, over and over again, of having to articulate where I stand as a fiction editor. So often, as I read and respond to submissions, at my house, and neglect my children, I do my job …

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