Another Issue is here! Issue Six was not themed, but it is equally beautiful as previous Issues. We hope you enjoy all these amazing pieces by these amazing people!
Fareh Malik has erupted forth into the field of written poetry like fresh-water does an estuary. Formerly a spoken word poet, he has been recognized by dozens of literary presses and has been included in several anthologies in little over 6 months. He was also the first-place recipient of the MH Canada 2020 Poetry Contest, and a finalist in So to Speak’s 2021 Poetry Contest.
IG: @FarehMalikPoetry Twitter: @FarehSan_
Nadia Gerassimenko is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Moonchild Magazine, a dreamy, experiential online publication and friendly, inclusive community of moonchildren, former Managing Editor at Luna Luna Magazine, freelancer in editorial services, writer, poet, and visual artist. Twitter: @moonmoonmother
Shiksha Dheda is a South African of Indian descent. She uses poetry(mostly) to express her internal and external struggles and journeys, inclusive of her OCD and depression roller-coaster ventures. Mostly, however, she writes in the hopes that someday, someone will see her as she is; an incomplete poem. Sometimes, she dabbles in photography, painting, and baking lopsided layered cakes. Twitter: @ShikshaWrites
Tanner Armatis was published by Howling Mad Review and No Contact Magazine. He was a reader at the North American Review. He identifies as a male and his pronouns are he/him. @tannerarmatis on Twitter for pictures of his cats and his obsession with manga/anime.
Ariel K. Moniz is a lifelong writer, poet, and avid reader. A Hawaii local currently living in Germany, she spends much of her time writing, daydreaming, and missing the sea. She won the 2016 Droste Award for Poetry from the University of Hawaii at Hilo with her micro-poetry collection “The Constellation Amour”, and her work was also published in both academic and literary university publications for two consecutive years. Her writing has most recently been published with Bloodbath Literary Zine, Nightingale and Sparrow Magazine, The Raven Review, The Kraken’s Spire, and Sunday Mornings at the River Press, among others. She is currently drafting her first novel and a full length collection of poetry. You can find her on her website: kissoftheseventhstar.home.blog
Lamar Neal is an author of three poetry collections and one novel. When he’s not writing, you will most likely find him at home, playing video games, online shopping, or trying to decide his next hairstyle. Social media include:
Melis Gördem is a rising Senior at Rutgers University–New Brunswick. They are majoring in Psychology and double minoring in Creative Writing and English to get the best out of all of their passions. While balancing their coursework, they enjoy writing melodramatic poetry in the moment or when reminiscing life experiences. Their poetry is featured in the following published collected works: She Will Speak Series: Gender-Based Violence Anthology, Art Cult Zine Issue #11, Genre: Urban Arts Issue #8, and All the Things That Shine Charity Anthology. Also, they write poetry book reviews for Can We Discuss Poetry on Instagram. To keep up with Melis, check out their Instagram @lovecommamelis and her Twitter @lovecommamelis. They hope that with their introspective poetry, their voice will be heard.
Jason de Koff is an associate professor of agronomy and soil science at Tennessee State University. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jaclyn, and his two daughters, Tegan and Maizie. He has published in a number of scientific journals, and has over 80 poems published or forthcoming in literary journals over the last year.
Justin(e) Norton-Kertson is a queer/bigender musician and an emerging author, poet, and photographic artist. They are a founder and composer for the neofolk band Ashera, and she has short stories and poems forthcoming in numerous magazines. He’s also a labor and community organizer who has worked on minimum wage, new union, anti-racism, and other campaigns in Oregon and SW Washington. She currently lives outside of Eugene, Oregon with their partner and cats. They can be found on Twitter @countryjim13.
Ashlea (ash-lee) Morgan is a scientist and a writer who is finishing her Ph.D. in neurobiology. She writes poems and essays about science, her life, identities, and finding connections. Her website is ashleaamorgan.com and find more of her work on ashleaamorgan.medium.com/.
Isabella Melians (she/her) is a sophomore attending school in south Florida. She is the vice president of her school’s writing club, “The Writer’s Circle”, and has been published or is forthcoming in Cathartic Youth Literary Magazine, The Weight Journal, K’in Literary Journal, Spillover Magazine, Ice Lolly Review, NonBinary Review and other reviewers. Insta: @isabellam_04.
Imani Cauthen-Robinson is an aspiring writer, poet, and mother to her beautiful daughter, Corinne. She is currently working towards her master’s degree in Professional Writing at Towson University. She lives in Baltimore, MD and spends part of her summers in the Adirondack Mountains in Upstate, NY.
Laura Eppinger (she/her) is a Pushcart-nominated writer of fiction, poetry and essay. Her work has appeared at the Rumpus, the Toast, and elsewhere. She’s the managing editor at Newfound Journal.
Visit her here: https://lauraeppinger.blog/workspub/
She Tweets at @lola_epp
Fransivan MacKenzie is a nineteen-year-old storyteller born and raised in the Philippines. Her first chapbook, Out of the Woods, was self-published digitally on October 15, 2020. Her works were also featured in Germ Magazine, Transition Magazine, The Racket Literary Journal, and Just For You Tutoring Blog. She has also been a member of the campus press since fifth grade and had served as a News Editor, Feature Editor, Literary Editor, and Associate Editor.
Samari Zysk is a queer Jewish poet who is an MFA student at Mills College. They are also an editor for Maw: Poetry Magazine. You can find their work in Ghost City Review and Delicate Friend, among others. You can also visit them at www.samarizysk.org.
Neen Ramos is a Pinay (Filipina) who loves to devour pop culture and random stuff on the Internet. A lover of good books and a cup of coffee, her Spotify playlist keeps her sane as she juggles her remote work and TV show marathons. She’s a self-proclaimed foodie and a habitual bargain addict. You can find her aspirational Insta-poet alter ego (@whatneenwrites) on Twitter and Instagram.
Jane Sherning Warren lives and works in Tamaki Makaurau, Aotearoa. She is a short film maker, short story writer and poet. All four of her films have been shown in international festivals, she’s had several stories and poems published and has been shortlisted for an international award.
Aditi Acharla is an Indian-Australian writer and aspiring filmmaker, based in Melbourne. She is editor-in-chief for her and her friends’ upcoming magazine ‘This Old Stranger.’ Find her on instagram-aditi.aaaa.
Shannon is a twenty something year old bisexual writer with several collections of poetry. She enjoys reading, writing, and traveling. She is continuously working on new projects and poems while jumping into motherhood and becoming a full time writer.
Social Media: Twitter- @shan_oconnor14
Tik Tok: @shanoconnor_
Claire has been writing poetry, CNF and flash fiction for he last twelve months, and is thrilled many of her pieces have found wonderful homes both in print and online. When she isn’t tramping through the woods of West Yorkshire she can usually be found on twitter @occulife.