Volume 5 – In Parentheses Magazine (Summer 2019)

Volume 5 - Summer 2019 Issue 1 of In Parentheses Literary Magazine / P. Nitsche

Summer 2019 Issue Cover Art / In Parentheses Literary Magazine / Paul Nitsche

We would like to introduce you to the comeback issue of In Parentheses. After a 2-year hiatus, the following volume of IP begins again with the Summer Issue featuring works from the following submittors over the past hiatus. This collection is to be immortalized together forever amongst our stacks of Sublime Art.

We would also like to thank our amazing group of submitters who were kind enough to deal with our publication throughout the two year drought of response.

Herein to be named are the featured artists in the Summer Issue of In Parentheses, which will be released on August 15th, 2019.

Issue acceptance:

RC deWinter / Poetry / @RCdeWinter / RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized in New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), Cowboys & Cocktails: Poetry from the True Grit Saloon (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Havik (Las Positas College, May 2019), Castabout Literature (Dantoin/Hilgart, June 2019) The Flickering Light (Down in the Dirt, June 2019), in print in 2River View, Down in the Dirt, Genre Urban Arts, Meat For Tea: The Valley Review, Pilcrow & Dagger, Pink Panther Magazine, Scarlet Leaf Review, The New York Times and in numerous online literary journals.
** Frederick Pollack / Poetry / Author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS (Story Line Press), and two collections, A POVERTY OF WORDS (Prolific Press, 2015) and LANDSCAPE WITH MUTANT (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). Many other poems in print and online journals.
Cain Wilson / Poetry / @CainMWilson / Cain M Wilson is a disabled trans man that hails from Edgewater, FL and is a professional photographer. His past publications include the Polaris Literary Magazine. He is currently seeking a bachelor’s degree in creative writing. The poems presented explore his relationship with gender, transness, and the overall queer experience.
Carl Boon / Poetry / @hiway61carl / Carl Boon is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (The Nasiona Press, 2019). His poems have appeared in many journals and magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Posit, and The Maine Review. He lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American culture and literature at Dokuz Eylül University.
Siyun Fang / Poetry / Siyun Fang is a poet and translator. A graduate of Centre College and New York University, she is going to attend The New School MFA Program this coming fall. Her research interests include the modern and contemporary poetry, poetic theories, theories of narrative, American fiction, as well as dramatic arts.
Sean Dever / Poetry / Sean William Dever is an Atlanta-based poet, educator, and editor with a MFA in Creative Writing with a focus in Poetry from Emerson College. He is a Lecturer of English and Writing Studies at Clayton State University. He has recently been published or is forthcoming from HOOT, Stickers, Unearthed Literary Magazine, Coffin Bell Journal, and Fearsome Critters Literary Magazine among others. Sean is the Poetry Editor of Coffin Bell Journal and the author of the chapbook, I’ve Been Cancelling Appointments with My Psychiatrist for Two Years Now published by Swimming with Elephants Publications.
Anastasia Jill / Poetry / Anastasia Jill is a queer writer living in the South. Her work has been nominated for Best of the Net and Best Small Fiction Anthology and has been featured with Poets.org, Lunch Ticket, FIVE:2:ONE, apt, Anomaly Literary Journal, 2River, Gertrude Press, Minola Review, and more.
Andrew Lafleche / Poetry / @AndrewLafleche / Andrew Lafleche is the author of No Diplomacy; Shameless; Ashes; A Pardonable Offence; and Merica, Merica on the Wall. He is editor of Gravitas Poetry and Evil Musings. Lafleche served as an infantry soldier from 2007-2014. He earned an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Gloucestershire.
Paula Eglevsky / Poetry / Paula lives and writes on the East End of Long Island, New York. She believes that learning is a life-long process, involving a lot of reading, walking, and chocolate.
Kendra Leonard / Poetry / @K_Leonard_PhD / Kendra Preston Leonard is based in Texas, where she writes about the personal, local, historic, and mythopoeic. Her poetry has appeared in vox poetica, lunch, Tule Review, and other venues. Her libretto for the opera Marie Curie Learns to Swim was premiered in 2018 with music by composer Jessica Rudman.
Nolan Meditz / Poetry / Nolan Meditz received his MFA from Hofstra University in 2014 and his Ph.D. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette in 2018. His poems have appeared in Roanoke Review, Marathon Literary Review, and other publications. He currently lives in Weatherford, OK, where he teaches writing at Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
Terry Brinkman / Poetry / Terry has been painting for over forty five years. He started creating Poems, he has had five poems in the Salt Lake City Weekly paper. Four Kindle E- Books. Variant and Tide Anthologies. Poems in Rue Scribe, Tiny Seed, Juste Millew Lit and Utah Life Magazine. Three at Poem Village, Snapdragon Journal, Poets Choice.
Mallika Bhaumik / Poetry / Mallika Bhaumik had been a student of literature and has a Master’s degree in English literature from the University of Calcutta. Her poems, short stories, travelogue, interview have been published in various mags like Cafe Dissensus, Oddball magazine, Shot glass journal,Stag Hill journal, Mad Swirl, The Metaworker, Wagon mag and others. She lives and writes from Kolkata, India.
Michael Lee Johnson / Poetry / @poetrymanusa / Michael Lee Johnson lived 10 years in Canada during the Vietnam era and is a dual citizen of the United States and Canada. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, amateur photographer, and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois. Mr. Johnson published in more than 1042 new publications, his poems have appeared in 38 countries, he edits, publishes 10 poetry sites.
** Gabby Catalano / Poetry / Gabby Catalano is a published essayist, poet, and spoken word artist from San Diego. She graduated from Arizona State University with her B.A. in Mass Communication and Media Studies, and she’s pursuing her M.A. in Communications. Gabby’s writing has been featured at the Women’s Media Center, LA Canvas, BUST Magazine, and more.
Rikki Santer / Poetry / Work has appeared in various publications including Ms. Magazine, Poetry East, Margie, Slab, Crab Orchard Review, RHINO, Grimm, Slipstream, Midwest Review and The Main Street Rag. Rikki is a Pushcart Prize and Ohioana Literary Book Award nominee with a fifth poetry collection, Make Me That Happy, published recently by NightBallet Press.
**John Grey / Poetry / John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in Examined Life Journal, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Leading Edge, Poetry East and Midwest Quarterly.
Justin O’Dwyer / Poetry / The Pop Sonnet form is one which takes modern pop tracks and twists them into the shape of an Elizabethan sonnet. If Pharrell Williams were born in the sixteenth century, maybe this is what he would have written.
TS Hidalgo / Short Story / TS Hidalgo (45) holds a BBA (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), a MBA (IE Business School), a MA in Creative Writing (Hotel Kafka) and a Certificate in Management and the Arts (New York University). His works have been published in magazines in the USA, Canada, Argentina, Chile, Venezuela, Germany, UK, Spain, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, Nigeria, Botswana, India and Australia, and he has been the winner of prizes like the Criaturas feroces (Editorial Destino) in short story and a finalist at Festival Eñe in the novel category. He has currently developed his career in finance and stock-market.
** Holly Day / Poetry / Holly Day has taught writing classes at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, since 2000. Her poetry has recently appeared in Tampa Review, SLAB, and Gargoyle, and her published books include Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies, and Ugly Girl.
George Stevenson / Poetry / @George001 / I have come late to poetry, an older man who has seen both good and bad, as we all have. These poems reflect a few of the scenes. Raised in a farm town in Missouri, my career has been all over as an engineer and in business. I am married with four daughters and step-daughters and a passel of grandchildren.
** Jennifer Collins / Poetry / @wytwavedarling / My poetry has appeared in various journals, including Puerto Del Sol, The Rockford Review, Chelsea, 34th Parallel, Redivider, The Potomac Review, 13th Moon, and Post Poems, and I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize by Puerto Del Sol. Redivider also chose my work as the winner of their “Quickie Poem” Contest at the 2007 AWP Conference in Atlanta, GA. I now work as a full-time book editor and serve as a summer faculty member in Creative Writing and Drama at the Cardigan Mountain School in New Hampshire. My first chapbook, Oil Slick Dreams, is now available for sale from Finishing Line Press.
Paul Nitsche / Mixed Media / @grindingelves @bunnyandturtle1111 / Paul Nitsche is an artist residing in Manhattan. He tries to stay as far away as possible from thinking in the box. When he is not chanting with the Hare Krishnas, he churns out inventions, musicals, and enjoys surrealist collage. He is currently working on a cartoon to which he is looking for an animator.
Laurie Petersen / Poetry / Laurinda Lind lives in New York’s North Country near the St. Lawrence River, which is a parenthesis of another kind. Some poetry publications and acceptances were in Comstock Review, The Cortland Review, Mudfish, Off the Coast, and Paterson Literary Review. Awards include second place, New York State Fair poetry competition.
** Fabrice Poussin / Mixed Media / Fabrice Poussin is the advisor for The Chimes, the Shorter University award winning poetry and arts publication. His writing and photography has been published in print, including Kestrel, Symposium, La Pensee Universelle, Paris, and more than 250 other art and literature magazines in the United States and abroad.

Our Editors:
Phillipe Martin Chatelain is a poet from New York City with a Masters 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 taken on a much more digital definition. Furthermore, it is important for New Modernist writers like those exhibited in In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume the forms of media available in order to carry on the history of Sublime Art. His series taking shots alone was self-published in 2012-2015. The self-published collection FACETS (2019) is now available.
Michael Pitter is a writer and currently a student of the pre-medical sciences living in Ann Arbor, MI. He graduated from Boston University in 2012, where he received the Gregory Hudson Award for Writing Excellence in the Humanities. There he studied English literature, philosophy and history. He is the founder of In Parentheses Magazine.

As the time passed on our hiatus, these artists were also selected as Volume 5 features on the In Parentheses Blog:

Akhim Alexis / Poetry / @akhimalexis1 / Akhim Alexis is a writer born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. He is currently pursuing an MA in Literatures in English at the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. He also collects books, some which he may never read.
Jordan Shoop / Poetry / Jordan Shoop is currently a junior attending Samford University, majoring in English. His poem “Tire Swing” won third place in the Northeastern Region of ASFA’s Aspiring Minds Poetry Contest, and another poem “The Chamber” was released in Live Poets Society of NJ’s “Inside My World.”
Alexander manzoni / Poetry / @WritingManzoni / Alexander Antonio Manzoni has been writing poetry for over twenty years. In September 2014, he moved to Washington, from New Jersey. His poetry has been published on several websites, and most recently: “Spokane Writes: A Poetry & Prose Anthology.” He is the host of the “Manzoni in the Morning” podcast.
Marcus Berley / Poetry / Marcus Berley is a person, poet, and psychotherapist. After his divorce, he moved out to a farm and forest sanctuary, where he rents a small cabin and spends his time cooking, watering the garden, and smoking on the porch while looking out at the pond and surrounding meadow and trees.
MEH / Poetry / MEH is Matthew E. Henry, a Pushcart nominated poet with works appearing or forthcoming in Longleaf Review, Poetry East, The Radical Teacher, Rhino, Third Wednesday, and 3Elements Review. MEH received his MFA from Seattle Pacific University, then spent money he didn’t have pursuing a MA in theology and a PhD in education.

From the Editor:

We hope that readers receive In Parentheses as a medium through which the evolution of human thought can be appreciated, nurtured and precipitated. It will present a dynamo of artistic expression, journalism, informal analysis of our daily world, entertainment of ideas considered lofty and criticism of today’s popular culture. The featured content does not follow any specific ideology except for that of intellectual expansion of the masses.

Founded in late 2011, In Parentheses prides itself upon analysis of the current condition of intelligence in the minds of these young people, and building a hypothesis for one looming question: what comes after Post-Modernism?

The idea for this magazine stems from a simple conversation regarding the aforementioned question, which drew out the need to identify our generation’s place in literary history.

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