Shitty First Drafts with Krista Cox

Sundress Publications announces the tenth episode of the podcast, Shitty First Drafts. A podcast made for and by writers, this show playfully investigates the creative processes of different artists to determine how a finished draft gets its polish.

On their 10th episode, Stephanie Phillips and Brynn Martin sit down with poet Krista Cox to discuss two different iterations of a poem she wrote last year. Krista explains how this poem started her on a path that changed the way she wrote and approached her work. We discuss spreadsheets, only writing poems when you’re sad, and how to be the chillest muthafucka. By day, Krista is a paralegal in South Bend, Indiana, but also spends her time working with Lit Literary Collective, a nonprofit she founded that serves her local literary community. Additionally, Krista is the managing editor of Doubleback Review and an associate poetry editor at Stirring.

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Krista Cox is a paralegal and poet based in South Bend, Indiana, but longing for somewhere saltier. She’s the Managing Editor of Doubleback Review, a journal for work from defunct journals, and an Associate Poetry Editor at Stirring: A Literary Collection. She’s also the Executive Director of Lit Literary Collective, a nonprofit serving her local literary community. Her poetry has appeared in Columbia Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, The Humanist, and elsewhere. More on the web at


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