Parke Cooper is a second-year MFA candidate in Fiction at the University of Arizona. He is the winner of the 2013 Tucson Festival of Books Literary Award in Fiction. When he's not writing, he's screaming, and when he's not screaming, he's teaching.
We are Blunderbuss Magazine, a web magazine of arts, culture, and politics, an ordnance of fire and improvisation. What ties together these essays, stories, poems, photographs, comics, and other bits of aesthetic shrapnel is a common attitude of visceral humanism. We aim for earnest noise. We want to splash in the mud of lived experience, to battle for a radical empathy, and to provide a megaphone to howling assertions of human subjectivity.