For me, almost all reading is pleasurable. And I can learn from it, even the bad stuff. But I particularly like long novels where I can spend weeks or even months with the characters—thinking about them throughout the day and looking forward to the next morning when I can spend time with them again.
I love receiving books as gifts from friends and family. My favorites are books written by friends. It’s a privilege to share that moment with an author.
Public high school opened up enormous possibilities for literature and creative writing. I fell in love with Bukowski, Tolkien, Emily Dickinson, e.e. cummings, and read all of Herman Hesse.
Mackenzie Campbell interviews Texas Review Press author James Jabar James Jabar is a student and lecturer from Greensboro, NC. He has an MFA in poetry from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and his poems have recently appeared in The Freshwater Review. When he is not writing poetry or mentoring students, he spends hisContinue reading “TRP Q&A: An Interview with James Jabar”
Mackenzie Campbell interviews Texas Review Press author Caroline M. Mar Caroline M. Mar is a high school health educator and poet. A San Francisco local, Carrie is doing her best to keep her gentrifying hometown queer and creative. She is a graduate of the MFA Program for Writers at Warren Wilson College, an alumna ofContinue reading “TRP Q&A: An Interview with Caroline M. Mar”
There’s a certain ease with studying science in that you don’t have to constantly wrestle with your inner thoughts but can just focus on learning. I find that when I take a break from poetry and switch to science, I come back to it more hopeful and inspired.
“‘Is this gonna be a brain book or a heart book?’ Nonsense! Great books hit both—and hit hard.”