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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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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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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“69 Hidebound Opinions”

January 25, 2016

These quotes come from C.D. Wright’s essay “69 Hidebound Opinions, Propositions, and Several Asides from a Manila Folder Concerning the Stuff of Poetry,” which you can (and should!) read in the anthology By Herself: Women Reclaim Poetry. Asked informally “What’s a young poet to do,” Robert Creeley proposed, “form a company.” He meant start something: a magazine, a book press, go on-line; publish yourselves. One outfit flies …

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TCR’s Nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prizes

November 16, 2015

Here are The Cossack Review‘s nominations for the 2016 Pushcart Prizes. It was very difficult to choose only six from among the many wonderful pieces of writing we published in 2015. “FYI,” by Kristopher Oppegaard. Fiction, Fall Web Issue “Reproduction Pantoum,” by Denise Duhamel. Poetry, Issue 5 “Who Came Before,” by Marlys West. Poetry, Issue 4 “The Poet’s Wife’s Friends Final Words,” by Dan O’Brien. Poetry, Fall …

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Contributor Interview: Michael Montlack

October 29, 2015

Michael Montlack‘s poem “From Poland With Love” appears in Issue 4. He is the author of the poetry book Cool Limbo (NYQ Books, 2011) and the editor the Lambda Finalist essay anthology My Diva (University of Wisconsin Press, 2009). His work has recently appeared in Cimarron Review, Barrow Street, Huffington Post, Gay and Lesbiana Review, Mudfish and New America as well as other journals and anthologies. …

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Contributor Interview: Charles Jensen

October 23, 2015

Charles Jensen‘s poem, Euridyce’s Complaint, appears in Issue 4. He is the author of The Nanopedia Quick-Reference Pocket Lexicon of Contemporary American Culture and The First Risk, a finalist for the 2010 Lambda Literary Award. His chapbooks include Living Things and The Strange Case of Maribel Dixon. A past recipient of an Artist’s Project Grant from the Arizona Commission on the Arts, his poetry has appeared in Bloom, …

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Contributor Interview: Marlys West

September 21, 2015

Brian Kornell interviews Maryls West, an award-winning poet and writer. She received her M.F.A. in poetry and playwriting from the Michener Center for Writers, an M.A. in English literature from the University of Virginia and a B.A. in Language and Literature from St. Mary’s College of Maryland. She was a Hodder Fellow at Princeton University, an NEA grant recipient in poetry, and a writer-in-residence at St. …

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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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