Issue 7 Preview 1 of (?)

September 7, 2016

It’s almost fall. It’s also nearing time for the next print issue of The Cossack Review. Here’s preview 1 of (?). We are reviving a segment called 5 Questions for 5 Poets. The 5 poets featured in this issue are: Kazim Ali, Stuart Barnes, Chloe Honum, Laura Mullen, and Benjamin Myers. Just for fun, here are 5 quotations without context, in no particular order, and …

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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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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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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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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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Contributor Interview: J. Bowers

July 27, 2015

This interview is part of a series between our contributors and Outreach and Interviews Editor Brian Kornell.  Born and brought up in south central Pennsylvania, J. Bowers now lives in Columbia, Missouri, where she teaches writing at the University of Missouri. Her short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Portland Review, Redivider, The Indiana Review, The Laurel Review, and other journals. In her free time, she thinks about …

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Contributor Interview: John Poch

June 3, 2015

This is the first interview in a new series between our contributors and Outreach and Interviews Editor Brian Kornell.  John Poch’s poem, “Learned Looks,” appears in our Spring 2015 issue. John is a professor of English at Texas Tech University. His fourth book, Fix Quiet (2014), won the New Criterion Prize.   – Brian Kornell: What draws you to write poetry? – John Poch: The love of language. …

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