Concerning Craft: Form as engine

Chiara Di Lello is a writer, teacher, and native New Yorker whose work has appeared in Best New Poets, Noble/Gas Qtrly, Kissing Dynamite, and Yes Poetry, among others. Her loyalties lie solidly with public transportation, public art, and public libraries. Her lessons are peppered with Star Wars references. Chiara’s poem “how to end a decade” […]

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Meet our contributors: Q&A with David Gavin

Anyone who watched our Summer 2020 issue launch was lucky enough to hear David Gavin read his essay “1959, Galway Races.” In the piece, David, who writes nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, brings the audience to the home where he grew up in Galway, Ireland for a very memorable few days. David was kind enough to […]

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Meet our contributors: Q&A with Shawn Rubenfeld

Shawn Rubenfeld’s fiction has appeared in such places as Permafrost, Columbia Journal, and Portland Review. He has a Ph.D. in English and Creative Writing from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, where he is currently a lecturer. His first novel, The Eggplant Curse & the Warp Zone, is forthcoming in 2021 from 7.13 books. Shawn’s story “Moses […]

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Concerning Craft: Five writing archetypes

Kelechi Nwankwoala is a junior studying creative writing and molecular biology at Johns Hopkins University. His work has been published in the Apprentice Writer, Crooked Teeth Magazine, and J-magazine. He hopes to one day have a burrow of his own. Kelechi’s poem “2019 Unrest” appears in our Summer 2020 issue and was a finalist in […]

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Meet our contributors: Raquel Gomes

Raquel Gomes writes inspired by her daughter Gabi, who died at the age of 14 from complications from Loeys-Dietz Syndrome, a rare genetic disease. Raquel has a Ph.D. in international development from MIT and is working towards her master’s in writing from the Johns Hopkins University. Her work is forthcoming in Ars Medica.  Raquel’s essay […]

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