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Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey Why not try one of these on for size... on your mark, get set, go! ___________________________ POETRY PROMPT by Kari Hawkey Write a poem about the last meal you ate. Who were you with?  Did you meet a friend?  Were you alone?  Did the food give you indigestion?  What did you wish you ate instead?  Did [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26-07:00 March 15th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Oz the Great and Powerful–Review

Written By: Jenn-Anne Gledhill Question: What does Frank Baum, The Wizard of Oz, James Franco, Disney, and a talking monkey have in common? Answer: Apparently, not much. “OZ. the Great and Powerful.”  Is Disney’s treatment of Frank Baum’s “Not The Wizard of Oz.”  The IMDB plot description keeps it simple: “A small-time magician arrives in an enchanted land and is [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26-07:00 March 11th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Oz the Great and Powerful–Review

Blast from the Past

A Glimpse into a Two-Poet Household Written By: Lori (Originally Published January 22, 2012) When I accepted the poems “It Takes More Than a Robin to Make Winter Cold” by Chris Pexa and“Postscript” and “Dear Richard Hugo,” by Melissa Cundieff for the winter issue of The Coachella Review, I had no way of knowing they were a married couple; it wasn’t until their bios came [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26-07:00 March 3rd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey  Sometimes all it takes is a few words or ideas on the page to get you started.  Quit giving yourself anxiety.  Tell your self-critic to shut up… and use a writing prompt.  Copy it down so you are no longer staring at a vacuous space on your computer screen or sheet of paper. If you need [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26-07:00 March 1st, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Dirty Laundry Lit: Love Sucks

Written By: Annette Scanlon This year was the first Valentine's Day in at least six (possibly nine) years that I was single for. I'm a committed kind of gal. Going into LA on the weekends is my new thing. When you're single, in your twenties, and know that you would otherwise be sitting at home watching episodes of Charmed and cuddling with [...]

Blast from the Past

The New Novel-In-Stories: What “Goon Squad” Taught Me About Linked Collections Written By: Cynthia Romanowski (originally published August 14, 2011 If you (like me) are an aspiring author unfortunate enough to write mostly short fiction then you’re probably aware of two things: 1) That publishers aren’t exactly jazzed about the idea of publishing short fiction collections from unknown authors and [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:26-07:00 February 24th, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Start the Weekend…Write!

Written By: Kari Hawkey Suffer from writer’s block?  That’s no excuse. Here’s my advice:  sometimes all it takes is a few words on the page to get you started.  Every weekend, I will post writing prompts to help you get those creative juices flowing.  If you need more than just a kick in the pants to get going, take out [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Start the Weekend…Write!

Blast from the Past

Q&A with Rick Bursky Written By: Lori Davis (originally published September 17, 2011) After reading and falling in love with the poem “The Woman Not Wearing A Hat,” by Rick Bursky in the American Poetry Review (2004), I tracked him down and invited him to read in the poetry series I was hosting at the time.  That night after his reading, he [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blast from the Past

Behind the Story

Written By: Ashley Reynolds Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing Taylor Brown.  His story, “The Tattooist’s Daughter,” was chosen for the Fall 2012 Issue of The Coachella Review. The story is about a young woman who literally wears her heart on her sleeve, but still struggles to connect with her mother. Taylor Brown's short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 February 22nd, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the Story

Django Unchained — Review

Written By: Jenn-Anne Gledhill On Valentine’s Day, I saw the greatest love story on screen I’ve seen all year, and quite possibly, all decade: Quentin Tarantino’s “Django, Unchained.” This Valentine Massacre included all the schmaltzy greeting card symbols necessary for a proper February 14th:  exaggerated amounts of the color red (in the form of blood covering the walls like some [...]

By | 2017-05-18T16:48:27-07:00 February 21st, 2013|Categories: Coachella Review|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Django Unchained — Review