Cindy Chiu is currently studying Digital Arts & Animation, with a Technical Art concentration, at Cogswell College during the day; at night she becomes a tea barista. Cindy enjoys doodling on coffee cups, and dreams of adopting five cats. Her aim is to become a Technical Art Director while wrapped in a cozy blanket with a hot cup of tea.

“A literary contest is like a full moon. It casts a striking and comforting glow across the bleak sky, and turns a small number of people into werewolves.”

 “Most men and women have stories to tell.

Life be pourin’ out ‘em, like trains skippin’ off rails.

Movies tell stories I wish I could live.” 

The Cineast, A. Van Jordan
Judge, 2015-16 COG Poetry Awards
 
READ THE WINNING POEMS
Daniel Handler, AKA Lemony Snicket
Judge, 2015-16 COG Page to Screen Awards
READ THE WINNING STORY

READ

NONFICTION

 

Kiese Laymon

Interview

Paul Crenshaw

Palm Sunday

WATCH

LISTEN

 
 
 
 

 

INTERVIEW WITH

DANIEL HANDLER

Against our better judgment, we sent COG's editor into the trap-door-riddled home of "Lemony Snicket" series author Daniel Handler - armed only with a janky, borrowed camera and a busted microphone. Listen closely: hear the lens cap whirring. Look closely: see the fear in her eyes. Will she emerge unscathed, or will this be COG's last issue?

COGITATE 4 - "Resignation"

Resignation and resistance: this issue explores dismemberment of the body and of the soul. It is not for the faint of heart. Featuring J.K. Fowler, founder of Nomadic Press and a stellar poet, and acclaimed San Francisco Bay Area director Evren Odcikin

 

CHRIS BAKER IS BACK!

COG is honored to present Part I of II:

Prologue, and Gun Contemplates Methods of Execution. Tune in next week for Part II: Burial Possibilities, and Epilogue: Anubis Speaks.

 

"The Last Gun" opens with smoke and closes with a bang. These poems toggle between the spirits of the living and the spirits the living carry into death “to ask questions, to contemplate a state of being that is no more.”  ... The Last Gun is “a gathering place for… admirers, rememberers, the once-armed,” and this poet has prepared us both “for the journey…where it will be judged,” and for the “deeds on earth.”    

- A. Van Jordan

2015-2016 COG Poetry Awards Final Judge

 

READ ANNE HARDING WOODWORTH'S POEMS

 

WINNER: 2015-2016

COG POETRY AWARDS

Anger management is working out well for Chris Baker, former WIRED Magazine Angry Nerd, so we're delighted to announce that he's been able to review more videogames and poetry for COG - and avoid arrest.

In this video, Chris examines the game No Man's Sky, a game with quintillions of chances to explore and Robert Frost's "Fire & Ice."

GAME & LITERATURE REVIEW

The Last Gun, PART I: Prologue, Gun Contemplates

COG Interview with Daniel Handler

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