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.”
TRP at AWP Contributing writer Laura Brackin writes about her time at AWP 2018. Every year, the Association of Writers & Writing Programs (AWP) organizes a literary conference which draws thousands of people: authors, editors, journals, students, graduate and residency programs, presses, and people who simply love books. In the span of three days, hundreds ofContinue reading “TRP at AWP”
Meet Karen. She is a middle aged high school English teacher who finds herself struggling with life matters she never saw for herself as a young woman.
Professionals don’t become great in their specialty because they made As in school. While this helps them become the professionals they want to be, developing their skills doesn’t stop once they receive their diploma.
My friend has a habit of reading the last page of a book, before ever looking at the first page.
Another friend doesn’t judge a book by its cover, rather they glance at its spine.
Yet another friend does this thing where they looks at a book’s sleeve, reads the author’s biography and pretends to talk to the author by wondering, how did you get from point A to point B? How can I get published?