Mythaxis Review Named Douglas Cole Media Coordinator
Douglas Cole Assumes Responsibilities as Media Coordinator at Mythaxis Review.
By: Mythaxis Review
The first interview Douglas did for Mythaxis Review was with Daniel Wallace, the author of Big Fish. Douglas asked Daniel questions based on his curiosity about influences and the writing process and Wallace's experience with having his book made into a film by Tim Burton, starring Ewan McGregor. What resulted was a fluid and introspective piece that delighted both Wallace and the readers of Mythaxis Review.
Douglas then interviewed Darcy Steinke. Steinke is well known for her Spin magazine interview of Kurt Cobain and Nirvana, now a part of Spin's 30 Years/30 Stories series. In addition, many of her novels continue to amaze: Suicide Blonde, Jesus Saves, Milk, Sister Golden Hair, Easter Everywhere. Douglas approached her in the same way as he did when talking to Daniel Wallace, asking about particular ideas that seemed to recur in her work and about her writing process.
When he interviewed Tim Reynolds, guitar player for the Dave Matthews Band, Douglas listened extensively to his catalog and focused on the various musical styles as well as Reynold's influences. Again, Douglas approached the interview asking the kinds of questions another artist/musician might be curious to ask, about musical structure in his work, the way he hears music and the creative experience.
With Dana Schoel and Jefferey Lee Campbell, a filmmaker and musician, respectively, Douglas continued down the same path, delivering more delightful content. During each interview, Douglas looked at the experience as a kind of class he was taking, studying the person's work as much as he could, asking questions from the point of view of an artist as well as that of a student.
Douglas Cole received a master's degree in creative writing (poetry thesis) from Western Washington University. He has published a novella called Ghost, and the highly praised, well-reviewed novel The White Field. His work has appeared in several anthologies as well as journals such as The Chicago Quarterly Review, Poetry International, The Galway Review, Bitter Oleander, Chiron, Louisiana Literature, Slipstream, as well Spanish translations of work (translated by Maria Del Castillo Sucerquia) in La Cabra Montes. He has been nominated twice for a Pushcart and Best of the Net and received the Leslie Hunt Memorial Prize in Poetry. He lives and teaches in Seattle, Washington.