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'''Karl Koweski''' (b. 16 November 1974) is an American poet, author, and editor. He is the author of the column, "Observations of a Dumb Pollack", which debuted on [[Zygote in my Coffee]] in Issue #63 (April 2006) and ran there as a regular feature until their final issue in April 2010.
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'''Karl Koweski''' (b. 16 November 1974) is an American poet, author, and editor. He is the author of the column, "Observations of a Dumb Pollack", which debuted on [[Zygote in my Coffee]] in Issue #63 (April 2006) and ran there as a regular feature until their final issue in April 2010. Koweksi works in a machine shop in Guntersville, Alabama and occasionaly gets paid to write articles for porn mags.
==Biography==
==Biography==
===Early life and education===
===Early life and education===
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Koweski was born in Hammond, Indiana but grew up in Chicago and now lives in Guntersville, Alabama.
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Koweski was born in Hammond, Indiana but grew up in Chicago. He was the lead singer/banjo player of the now defunct country/punk/disco band ''The Screaming Shits''.  
===Literary career===
===Literary career===
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In Issue #72 of Zygote in my Coffee it was announced that Koweski would be the new co-editor.<ref>http://www.zygoteinmycoffee.com/issue72cover.html Zygote in my Coffee:Issue 72</ref>
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In Issue #72 (November 2006) of ''Zygote in my Coffee'' it was announced that Koweski would be joining [[Brian Fugett]] at ''Zygote'' as the new co-editor.<ref>http://www.zygoteinmycoffee.com/issue72cover.html Zygote in my Coffee:Issue 72</ref> Koweski was a key member in the ''[[Guild of Outsider Writers]]'', the current incarnation of which is the ''[[Outsider Writers Collective and Press]]''.<ref>[http://www.outsiderwriters.org/about Outsider Writers:About]</ref>
==Styles and themes==
==Styles and themes==
"Koweski is a ‘meat-and-potatoes’ poet. No fancy language, no speaking over your head. When he writes about the real life you don’t want to see, like babies of dopeheads, disillusionment with a Wild West show, and the painful loss of a memory-laden car, you take his side.”
"Koweski is a ‘meat-and-potatoes’ poet. No fancy language, no speaking over your head. When he writes about the real life you don’t want to see, like babies of dopeheads, disillusionment with a Wild West show, and the painful loss of a memory-laden car, you take his side.”
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* ''Casualty of the Industrial Revolution'', Liquid Paper Press (2004)  
* ''Casualty of the Industrial Revolution'', Liquid Paper Press (2004)  
* ''Can't Kill a Man Born to Hang'', Bottle of Smoke Press (2005) ISBN 0975972367  
* ''Can't Kill a Man Born to Hang'', Bottle of Smoke Press (2005) ISBN 0975972367  
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* ''Demon Country'', Showcase Press
* ''Diminishing Returns'', Sunnyoutside (2007) ISBN 1934513016  
* ''Diminishing Returns'', Sunnyoutside (2007) ISBN 1934513016  
* ''Industrial Strip'', Covert Press
* ''Industrial Strip'', Covert Press
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===Reviews===
===Reviews===
* [http://fullofcrow.com/crowreviews/2010/04/low-life-by-karl-koweski/ "Low Life by Karl Koweski Reviewed by Lynn Alexander"], ''Full of Crow'' (2010)
* [http://fullofcrow.com/crowreviews/2010/04/low-life-by-karl-koweski/ "Low Life by Karl Koweski Reviewed by Lynn Alexander"], ''Full of Crow'' (2010)
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* [http://dougholder.blogspot.com/search/label/Goodman%20on%20Koweski "Diminishing Returns by Karl Koweski Reviewed by Eleanor Goodman"], ''Ibbetson Update'' (2007)
===Interviews===
===Interviews===
* [http://www.futuretensebooks.com/futuret/interviews/karl.html "Interview with Karl Koweski"], ''[[Future Tense Books]]''
* [http://www.futuretensebooks.com/futuret/interviews/karl.html "Interview with Karl Koweski"], ''[[Future Tense Books]]''

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