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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 />In October 2010, Koweski sold the rights to his first novel, ''Can't Kill a Man Born to Hang'', to Garden City, Mich.-based [[Black Coffee Press]]. It is slated for release in November 2012.<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>
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==Styles and themes==
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==Styles and Themes==
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"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.”
—[[Cindy Rosmus]], editor of [[Yellow Mama]]
—[[Cindy Rosmus]], editor of [[Yellow Mama]]
==Select Works==
==Select Works==
===Books===
===Books===
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* ''IT'S ALL GOOD: How Do You Like It Here Now?'', edited by [[Jennifer Joseph]] & [[Wendy Shimamura]] (anthology), [[Manic D Press]] ISBN 0916397858
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* ''IT'S ALL GOOD: How Do You Like It Here Now?'', edited by [[Jennifer Joseph]] & [[Wendy Shimamura]] (anthology), ''[[Manic D Press]]'' ISBN 0916397858
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* ''Playthings'', [[Future Tense Books]] (2001) ISBN 1892061147
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* ''Playthings'', Future Tense Books (2001) ISBN 1892061147
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* ''Internet Killed the Mimeo Starr'', [[Hemispherical Press]]
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* ''Internet Killed the Mimeo Starr'', Hemispherical Press
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* ''Casualty of the Industrial Revolution'', [[Liquid Paper Press]] (2004)  
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* ''Casualty of the Industrial Revolution'', Liquid Paper Press (2004)  
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* ''Can't Kill a Man Born to Hang'', [[Bottle of Smoke Press]] (2005) ISBN 0975972367  
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* ''Can't Kill a Man Born to Hang'', Bottle of Smoke Press (2005) ISBN 0975972367  
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* ''Demon Country'', [[Showcase Press]]
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* ''Demon Country'', Showcase Press
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* ''Diminishing Returns'', [[Sunnyoutside]] (2007) ISBN 1934513016  
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* ''Diminishing Returns'', Sunnyoutside (2007) ISBN 1934513016  
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* ''Industrial Strip'', [[Covert Press]]
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* ''Industrial Strip'', Covert Press
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===Fiction===
===Fiction===
* [http://www.laurahird.com/showcase/karlkoweski.html "Holly Go Darkly"], ''[[Laura Hird's Showcase]]''
* [http://www.laurahird.com/showcase/karlkoweski.html "Holly Go Darkly"], ''[[Laura Hird's Showcase]]''
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==Further Reading==
==Further Reading==
===Reviews===
===Reviews===
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* [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://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)
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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)
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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]]''
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==Notes and references==
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* [http://www.blogtalkradio.com/karl-koweski The Polish Hammer Poetry Hour]
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==Notes and References==
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[[Category:People|Koweski]]
[[Category:People|Koweski]]

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