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Candice Ralph is a young writer, teaching artist, and nanny. She’s influenced by her discussions with children and ecological experiences. Although American born, she intimately identifies with her Bermudian and West Indian origins. Candice holds an English BA from The University of Chicago and is pursuing a Creative Writing MFA. Black Urban Myth Our sisters’ … Continue reading “Black Urban Myth” & “Hairitage” by Candice Ralph
Born at the foot of the Alamo and raised in New Orleans, ALEXANDRA GILLIAM earned her MFA in Creative Writing from California College of the Arts. She is the author of chapbook “Femmesturary” (dancing girl press, 2016). Visit her here. Exile I be hair, cup up, your mouth, eyes, burning on water, sweets, sweet water, … Continue reading Crawlspace by A. Gilliam
Louisa Mardirossian is a NYC-based producer, photographer, and writer, depending on the day you catch her. She’s submitted to us one of her self-portrait series. I first met Pam on the school bus when I was five years old. I would sit alone and bury my face in a picture book, and she would plop herself … Continue reading Poison Ivy by L. Mardirossian (Art by A. Amineva)
Phillipe Martin Chatelain is the founder of In Parentheses and a poet from New York City with a Master's Degree in Poetry from The New School. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur--wandering, taking notes. He believes that poetry of our generation has taking on a much more digital definition. … Continue reading The Kenosha Kid & Spin Song by P. Chatelain
Samuel Vargo writes for progressive, liberal, online magazines that headline daily and have national readerships. He also writes for a few comedy and satire mags that headline daily and have national and/or international readerships. Mr. Vargo has written poetry and short stories for print and online literary magazines, university journals and a few commercial magazines. … Continue reading Two Degrees from Hell on the Old 49 Highway by S. Vargo
Poems by Samuel Mesiti Author's Note: I have been a student of poetry for several years and also fortunate enough to both learn and participate in this creative process with Rich Murphy. Some of the writers I follow include A.R. Ammons, Charles Simic, Rita Dove and James Tate. I appreciate the opportunity to share my work … Continue reading An Urban Landscape & other poems by S. Mesiti