Posts by Tyler Koshakow

BISON cover letter PRIZE runner-up photo
January 21, 2013 | Hobart 14

BISON cover letter PRIZE runner-up

Tyler Koshakow

This month sees publication of our newest print issue, Hobart #14. As such, and as we have done to accompany our last few print issues, we are devoting the entire month to various "bonus materials"

Three Milwaukee Brewers photo
April 24, 2015 | BASEBALL, Nonfiction

Three Milwaukee Brewers

Tyler Koshakow

I didn’t become a fan of baseball until I was in my early twenties. As a teenager, I thought sports were antithetical to the sort of arty, book-reading persona that I had been trying so hard to affect.

Wow and Flutter #1: Peace and Love from Lee photo
January 26, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #1: Peace and Love from Lee

Tyler Koshakow

 

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Walter Benjamin begins his essay “Unpacking My Library” like this:

“I am unpacking my library. Yes, I am.”

I can relate. This last summer, I moved all of my possessions from an

Wow and Flutter #2: Tracy Chapman photo
March 1, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #2: Tracy Chapman

Tyler Koshakow

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Not long after my father died, my mother bought a brand-new bright-red Toyota Celica GT. She also started exercising regularly—a mile a day in the pool—and spent more time shopping for

Wow and Flutter #3: Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad photo
May 3, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #3: Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad

Tyler Koshakow

I wanted this essay to be about love. I wanted it to also be about my grandfather and Arkansas and my copy of Ain’t Doing Too B-A-D, Bad, a live jazz record by The Bobby Bryant Sextet. 

Wow and Flutter #4: Be Thankful for What You Got photo
July 26, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #4: Be Thankful for What You Got

Tyler Koshakow

I make him coffee, I make hot chocolate for his kids, and sometimes I buy his weed.

Wow and Flutter #5: A1A photo
November 29, 2016 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #5: A1A

Tyler Koshakow

By the time Zoe and I started down the Overseas Highway, we had been living a nomadic lifestyle out of our 1995 Corolla for nearly four months. 

Wow and Flutter #6: Shelley Coburn photo
September 26, 2017 | Wow and Flutter

Wow and Flutter #6: Shelley Coburn

Tyler Koshakow

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My father died on Christmas Eve, 1986. I was three years old. When my mother broke the news, I responded in a startling way. "Death is just a figure of speech," I told her. Of course, at age

Wow and Flutter #7: Spirit of Elijah photo
August 7, 2018 |

Wow and Flutter #7: Spirit of Elijah

Tyler Koshakow

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I found a copy of Spirit of Elijah by Wilson McKinley on the record shelf of the Goodwill in Bellingham, Washington. Like many of the thrift store records I own, I bought it because it looked