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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 Polack", which debuted in Issue #63 (April 2006) of [[Zygote in my Coffee]] and ran there as a regular feature until its final issue in April 2010. Koweski works in an Alabama machine shop and occasionally gets paid to write articles for porn mags.  
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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 and raised in Hammond, Indiana, a suburb of Chicago. Not much is else known about his early years, but he has said he now lives on a mountain and is thought to have sung lead and played banjo in the now defunct country/punk/disco band "The Screaming Shits".
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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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Koweski was a resident writer for the now defunct online literary magazine, ''[[Cherry Bleeds]]''.<ref>[http://www.cherrybleeds.com/words/guest/karl-may.html Cherry Bleeds:Author Bio]</ref> In April 2006, Koweski's column "Phantom of the Okra" began appearing on [[AntiMuse]].<ref>[http://www.antimuse.org/cgi-bin/pageserver.cgi?page=06040106 AntiMuse Archives]</ref> In Issue #72 (November 2006) of ''Zygote in my Coffee'', Editor [[Brian Fugett]] announced Koweski would be joining him as co-editor.<ref>http://www.zygoteinmycoffee.com/issue72cover.html Zygote in my Coffee:Issue 72</ref><br /><br />Since ''Zygote in My Coffee's'' demise, "Observations of a Dumb Polack" was picked up by ''Red Fez Publications'', a quarterly-published online magazine; it debuted in its Fall 2010 issue. Koweski also hosts "The Polish Hammer Poetry Hour" on BlogTalk Radio after co-hosting the now-defunct "Zygote in My Radio" show with Fugett.<br /><br />Koweski also was a key member in the ''[[Guild of Outsider Writers]]'', now known as ''[[Outsider Writers Collective and Press]]''.<ref>[http://www.outsiderwriters.org/about Outsider Writers:About]</ref>
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Koweski was a resident writer for the now defunct online literary magazine, ''[[Cherry Bleeds]]''.<ref>[http://www.cherrybleeds.com/words/guest/karl-may.html Cherry Bleeds:Author Bio]</ref> In April 2006, Koweski's column "Phantom of the Okra" began appearing on [[AntiMuse]].<ref>[http://www.antimuse.org/cgi-bin/pageserver.cgi?page=06040106 AntiMuse Archives]</ref> 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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===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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* [http://wearduringorangealert.blogspot.com/2007/09/writers-corner_27.html "Writer's Corner:Karl Koweski"], ''[[What to Wear During an Orange Alert]]''
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* [http://wearduringorangealert.blogspot.com/2007/09/writers-corner_27.html "Writer's Corner:Karl Koweksi"], ''[[What to Wear During an Orange Alert]]''
==Notes and references==
==Notes and references==
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Latest revision as of 09:19, 29 May 2011

Karl Koweski

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.

Contents

[edit] Biography

[edit] Early life and education

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.

[edit] Literary career

Koweski was a resident writer for the now defunct online literary magazine, Cherry Bleeds.[1] In April 2006, Koweski's column "Phantom of the Okra" began appearing on AntiMuse.[2] 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.[3] Koweski was a key member in the Guild of Outsider Writers, the current incarnation of which is the Outsider Writers Collective and Press.[4]

[edit] 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.” —Cindy Rosmus, editor of Yellow Mama

[edit] Select Works

[edit] Books

[edit] Fiction

[edit] Poems

[edit] Further Reading

[edit] Reviews

[edit] Interviews

[edit] Notes and references

  1. Cherry Bleeds:Author Bio
  2. AntiMuse Archives
  3. http://www.zygoteinmycoffee.com/issue72cover.html Zygote in my Coffee:Issue 72
  4. Outsider Writers:About
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