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.”
Jeff P. Jones’ postmodern, historical novel recounts the last days of the notorious American outlaws Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. The immediacy of the narrative and the intimacy of the language reveals Jones’ desire to draw as close as possible to the real Bonnie and Clyde. Part prose and part verse, the novel is teeming with fragments, witness statements, newspaper articles, photos, scripts, and even a cartoon, creating a delightfully chaotic mixture of narrative styles.
Contributing writer Laura Brackin recently had the opportunity to ask SHSU instructor and author of Seed of Villainy Tannie Shannon about his book and get some insight into his experience writing a nonfiction work about a true crime case so close to home.