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From Viva for the Losers! or What My “Tiger Dad” Didn’t Teach Me

David Mura

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” --James Joyce   “Do it right the first time is insane advice.  Nobody does anything...INTERESTING...right the first...or the twenty-first....or the forty-first...time.  Doing the new means screwing around,…


A Note to Gulf Coast Submitters: Check Your Spam Folders

Georgia Pearle

Dear Submitters, We wanted to send a brief note out to you, those of you considering submitting, and the rest of the world: Please keep an eye on your spam folders for decision emails from us. When we make decisions on pieces, we communicate them to you…


David Mura, GC Guest Blogger at #AWP2015

Georgia Pearle

In honor of David Mura's month-long GC Blogger in residence tenure starting Monday, April 6th, we thought we'd post some of David Mura's AWP events here on the blog, so you could hear what he's all about aesthetically, performatively, and culturally.…


March Updates: the #GCBlog

Georgia Pearle

Read some of the Twitter love Robin Black got as a Gulf Coast Blogger in Residence. Also, a sneak peek at next months' Blogger in Residence, David Mura.


Brooklyn Arts Press: Pay What You Want for Noah Eli Gordon's Latest Book

Georgia Pearle

Noah Eli Gordon was featured at Gulf Coast's February reading -- reading poems from his heftiest collection yet, The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom. Here's how Brooklyn Arts Press describes it: "A new collection from one of America’s most intriguing…


Final Words

Robin Black

For the past few days I have had a question, doubtless familiar to many writers, on my mind: How am I going to end this thing? The thing in question, this time, is my month as Blogger-in-Residence here at the stellar Gulf Coast Literary Journal, but of…


Wanting It, A Review

Luisa Muradyan

Enough cannot be written about desire. Desire will not let us hold or master it. Instead, we are both lucky and pained to dwell in its atmosphere, an atmosphere changing so quickly we would need an atomic clock to trace its movements. Anne Carson’s Eros…


The Parent Trap & Other Potential Pitfalls of Writing What You Know

Robin Black

There isn’t much about parenting that I don’t know. Mothering, specifically. A caveat though: I mean, mothering with a good dose of privilege, including financial security. But within that fortunate realm, I have been at this mothering thing more than…


What’s Love Got To Do With It

Robin Black

Hi All, When Gulf Coast Journal and I put together this plan, the idea was always for me to run some “vintage” posts. And today is my first. See you with new material again on Thursday! Robin In 1993, my first marriage failed – eight years and two children…