Two Poems by Keith Kopka

Born and raised in Providence, Rhode Island, Keith Kopka spent many years playing in and touring with punk and hardcore bands all over the country. His poetry and criticism have recently appeared in Best New Poets, Mid-American Review, New Ohio Review, Berfrois, Ninth Letter, The International Journal of The Book, and many others. Formerly the … [Read more…]

Tamar Mepe: a folk comic by Coyote Shook

Coyote Shook is a cartoonist, PhD candidate, and medieval mystic derailed by circumstance. Their writing and comics have appeared or are forthcoming in a range of Canadian and American literary magazines, including Tupelo Quarterly Review, LandLocked, Vox, The Portland Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, The Puritan, Shenandoah, and various others. For more on their work, … [Read more…]

Persistence as a Virtue Worth Celebrating: A Conversation with Poet Patricia Hooper

Patricia Hooper is the author of five books of poetry, Other Lives, At the Corner of the Eye, Aristotle’s Garden, Separate Flights, and Wild Persistence, the last two published by the University of Tampa Press. Her poems have appeared in many magazines, including The Atlantic Monthly, The American Scholar, Poetry, The Hudson Review, The Gettysburg … [Read more…]

Night Blooms: An Excerpt from a Novel-in-progress by Thomas Heise

Thomas Heise earned his PhD in English from New York University, where he specialized in twentieth and twenty-first-century American literature and culture. He is the author of three books in three different genres. His first book, Horror Vacui: Poems (Sarabande, 2006), explores the relationship between writing and emptiness, loss, blank space, and difficult memories. Its … [Read more…]

From J. Malcolm Garcia in Viet Nam

J. Malcolm Garcia has contributed to Tampa Review for more than a decade, bringing us vivid and memorable portraits of people, places, and problems from around the world. Two of his new pieces—one from Bangladesh and the other from Guatemala—are forthcoming in Tampa Review 57/58, a special double-issue due to be released in late Spring. … [Read more…]