Our second issue “Culture” is finally here! Thank you to all of the contributors that made this issue possible! Without further ado, here is what you all have been waiting for…...Issue Two
Our Amazing Issue Two Contributors:
Elizabeth York Dickinson received her MFA in writing from Sarah Lawrence College. She has work published or forthcoming in Moonchild Magazine, Rhythm ‘N Bones, Royal Rose, Ghost City Press, Riggwelter, and Ink in Thirds, among others. She currently resides in Evanston, Illinois. Follow her on Twitter @aworldwanderer.
Marie Fields lives in the greater Boston area. She has been writing off and on for most of her life but has just recently found the courage to publish her poems. She currently has an e-book available on Amazon titled Marie! (mah-RIE!). Twitter: @MarieFieldsPoet
Chi Ilochi is an 19 year old aspiring writer, poet, journalist, stylist, and designer from
Pittsburgh, PA. Being Chi is a multi-talented artist, many of her works have been published indifferent online magazines, websites, and social medias for creatives. In all Chi does, her main goal is to inspire, to connect, and to free those intrigued and captivated by her artistic mind. Chi is a well-rounded individual with very few limitations in the creative scene. Chi lives in passion, dedication, inspiration, light, and grace. You can find Chi Ilochi on Instagram and Twitter @Igbohippie_
Juliette Sebock is the author of Mistakes Were Made and has work forthcoming or appearing in a variety of publications. She is the founding editor of Nightingale & Sparrow and runs a lifestyle blog, For the Sake of Good Taste, in addition to curating the Stanzas from the Silence anthology. When she isn’t writing (and sometimes when she is), she can be found with a cup of coffee and her cat, Fitz. Juliette can be reached on her website or across social media.
Sara Siddiqui Chansarkar is an Indian American. She was born in a middle-class family in India and will forever be indebted to her parents for educating her beyond their means. She is a Pushcart and Best of the Net nominee; her work has been published online in The Ellipsis zine, Lunch Ticket, Star82 Review, Spelk, and also in print, most recently in The Chicken Soup for The Soul series. She blogs at Puny Fingers and can be reached at twitter @PunyFingers.
Heidi Miranda is a poet living in Bakersfield, Ca. She is working on her debut manuscript and has been published in Harvard’s “Palabritas.” Instagram: @weepingblueberry
Kristin Garth is a sonnet stalker and author of eight books of poetry including Shakespeare for Sociopaths, The Legend of the Were Mer, Pink Plastic House, A Victorian Dollhousing Ceremony and Pensacola Girls. Her sonnets have stalked pages of magazines like Glass, Yes, Luna Luna, ISACOUSTIC*, TERSE. Journal and many more. Visit her website kristingarth.com and her tweets at @lolaandjolie
Lisa Lerma Weber has been published in Marias at Sampaguitas, Mookychick, Nightingale & Sparrow, Vamp Cat, and others. Follow her on Twitter @LisaLermaWeber
Megan Russo is a writer and dungeon master currently living in Austin, TX. She attended the University of Cincinnati majoring in Studio Arts with a focus in Printmaking. Her work has been published by Cauldron Anthology, Palm Sized Press, and Rose Rose Literary Magazine. Check out more of her work at meganrusso.com
Jacob Fowler (he/him/his) is an elementary school teacher living in Oakland, CA. He recently graduated from Pitzer College with a BA in World Literature. His work has appeared in Barren Magazine, Selcouth Station, Soft Cartel, and Riggwelter Press, among others. You can find him on Twitter @jacobafowler.
Jonathan Garcia is a resident and writer from San Antonio and a San Antonio College graduate with a degree in Psychology. He was discovered and has contributed work to From Whisper To Roars. He is currently focusing his attention on writing short stories. Twitter: @Freudky
Aviva Lilith van pelt is a poet raised in a very spiritual Jewish family, with a mother who encouraged magic and spells with Shabbat dinner. She’s been writing since elementary school, working towards earning a BFA in creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. Along with poetry and magic, she enjoys art, collage, and her three cats. social media: instagram, twitter- @aviva_lilith
Elliott Bradley is a lover of all things great: movies that are so pleasant they make you forget the patriarchy exists; raspberry chocolate-chip ice cream; love poems; the color of a jealous soul; how it doesn’t match nature’s hue. They are an arising poet and prose author that has been previously published in InQluded Magazine, Teen Ink Magazine, Marías at Sampaguitas & Rag Queen Periodical.They can be found on Twitter & Instagram @ayeelliottmyguy.
Anthony AW (@an__o__) is an LA-based writer. Their work has been or will be published in Anti-Heroin Chic, Drunk Monkeys, FIVE:2:ONE, Kissing Dynamite, Riggwelter Press, & elsewhere. Anthony took part in “Poets at Work” with Terry Wolverton from 2017-2018. They currently host tête-à-tête, a queer reading series at Book Show in Highland Park.
Prem Sylvester is a writer from India who turns into words the ideas he catches a whiff of from time to time. Sometimes people read these words. His work has appeared in Memoir Mixtapes, Rising Phoenix Review, Anti-Heroin Chic, Rigorous, and Nightingale & Sparrow among others
Jaz Papadopoulos is an interdisciplinary artist working in experimental poetry, installation, and video. They are interested in diaspora, bodies, place, memory, grief and ritual. A graduate of the Cartae Open school, Jaz is also a 2018 Lambda Literary fellow, and a recipient of the Media Art Residency at Video Pool. Jaz lives on Coast Salish land. IG: @beautiful.jughead
Neha Maqsood is a journalist who has written for multiple publications like, The Tempest, Media Diversified, Brown Girl Magazine, Rife Magazine, Epigram, The Uni Bubble and Thats What She Said. For her efforts in tackling discimination against People of Colour (POC) and increasing South Asian representation, she was listed as the 100 Most Influential BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) people in Bristol. She also starred in the 2018 film, Sisters in Arms, which was shown at international film festivals in Toronto, Los Angeles, London, Kerry and Dingle.
Kailah Figueroa is a young poet and visual artist from Baltimore, Maryland. When she is not daydreaming, drinking too much coffee or taking Polaroids of her friends, you can find her on Instagram and Twitter @KailahFigueroa
Courtney Burk was raised in the restaurant industry, so it comes as no surprise that her writing and storytelling centers around food and drink. She works full-time in Detroit’s restaurant industry and spends her free time exploring the Great Lakes with her husband and rescue pups. Website: www.spoonfulofink.com / Twitter & Instagram: @spoonfulof_ink
Jekein Lato-Unah, 22 years old, is a Nigerian multidisciplinary artist whose paintings celebrate women, frown upon female oppression & objectification and speak on social constructs. By breaking down her pieces into patterns & fragments of both color and monochrome, Jekein aims to tackle and break down the harshness of patriarchy that dominates the society. Website: www.jekein.com
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