Winter 2020 Issue of In Parentheses (Volume 5) is now Available


In Parentheses Literary Magazine / Issue 3 / Volume 5 / Winter 2020 / Art by RC deWinter
In Parentheses Literary Magazine (Winter 2020)

By In Parentheses in IP Volume 5

64 pages, published 1/15/2020

The Summer 2019 issue of In Parentheses Literary Magazine. Published by In Parentheses (Volume 5, Issue 3)

Front Cover “The Disturbance of Memory” by RC deWinter.

Back Cover “Bleedout in the Snow” by RC deWinter.

RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized, notably in Uno: A Poetry Anthology (Verian Thomas, 2002), New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2017), Cowboys & Cocktails (Brick Street Poetry, April 2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, August 2019), in print in 2River, borrowed solace, Genre Urban Arts, Gravitas, Night Picnic Journal, Prairie Schooner, Reality Break Press, Southword among many others and appears in numerous online literary journals. Her art has been published, too, and several pieces of were licensed to ABC-TV for use in the show “Desperate Housewives.”

Special Thanks to:

Associate Editor Ashley Rose Turcan / @ashandlava / for her invaluable contributions to the curation of this volume’s works. Ashley attended Marymount Manhattan College where she earned degrees in Theater Performance and Arts Management, as well as being a boss ass bitch. She is currently a tech specialist at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City. She can be seen in the Broad City-style web series Reina on YouTube. Most of the time she is singing to anyone who will listen or walking through a museum. She is also an avid reader with a taste for creative nonfiction, true crime, and memoirs. Working with IP is a fulfilling experience and she is honored to be a part of it and its future.

John Tustin / began writing poetry in February 2008 after a ten year hiatus and finally became brave enough to submit to magazines in April of 2009. Currently suffering in exile on the island of Elba but hopes to return to you soon. fritzware.com/johntustinpoetry contains links to his published poetry online.

RC deWinter / @RCdeWinter / is a superannuated poetry debutante, writes in several genres with a focus on poetry. Her only claim to fame is a decent Twitter following.

Fabrice Poussin / teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review as well as other publications.

Alex J. Frantz / is a recent graduate of Carnegie Mellon University with a BFA in theater. They have studied under the late Wisconsin Poet Laureate Ellen Kort, as well as the late Fred Gaines and Anne Debruin. You can find out more about them by visiting their website at https://alexjfrantz.wordpress.com/.

Alina Dasgupta / a late-to-the-game self-proclaimed poet who finally got the courage to show her work to the world (rather whoever decides to read) after keeping poems in a dusty Word Doc for over a decade. 32, NYC based, Indian-American, ~4’11, lover of beautiful words and people, hater of oatmeal and fake wokeness.

Callista Malone / @callieforniaFL / is a young aspiring writer working on her Master’s of Art in Poetry at Auburn University. She enjoys writing, playing with her dog Havoc, and hiking mountains when she isn’t studying. She finds inspiration from the area she grew up in North Florida and South Georgia.

Matthew Berg / is a renaissance man with varying interests and hobbies. A man of faith in Jesus and a writer of many styles, specializing in poetry and lyrical writing. As a native to Minnesota, who now lives in the South, he has a unique background for his work.

Venus King / is an aspiring poet and university sophomore from Toronto, Canada. They enjoy frequenting libraries, learning about occultism, and submitting school assignments one minute before the deadline. They draw inspiration from classic literature and life experience. One of their poems is featured in a forthcoming e-book by Jasmine Ledesma.

Robin Gow / @gow_robin_frank / is the author of the chapbook HONEYSUCKLE by Finishing Line Press. Their poetry has recently been published in POETRY, New Delta Review, and Roanoke Review. They are a graduate student and professor at Adelphi University pursing an MFA in Creative Writing. They are the Editor at Large for Village of Crickets and Social Media Coordinator for Oyster River Pages. Their first full-length poetry collection is forth-coming with Tolsun Books.

Carla Sofia / @carlapipiabr / an old Dominican soul who loves photography, journaling, gardening, tattooing, writing and basically all forms of self expression. She writes poetry to feel and be felt because ultimately that is what we’re all looking for. You can find what she’s up to on her Instagram account @carlasofia___

YES / @yesthepoet / estefania alfonso falcon (they/he/she), aka yes, is a radical genderfluid queer cubanx migrant, poet, tattoo artist, and educator living between kiji’buktuk (Halifax) in Mi’kma’ki and Ouentironk (Lake Simcoe). their intention is to learn so loudly that others have to learn too, and they’re stoked for our collective growth.

Phillipe Martin Chatelain / @uptownvoice / Phillipe is the Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He 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.

David Capps / received a PhD in philosophy from University of Connecticut and an MFA in poetry from Southern Connecticut State University. Recently his poems have been featured in Peacock Journal, Cagibi, and The Nasiona. He lives in Hamden, CT with his luxurious Maine Coon.

John Grey / is an Australian poet, US resident. Recently published in That, Dalhousie Review, Thin Air and North Dakota Quarterly with work upcoming in Qwerty, Chronogram and failbetter.

Lydia Falls / @lydiafalls_ / is a writer & teacher who currently resides in Pound Ridge, NY after living abroad in South Korea and Taiwan. Her poetry is rooted in reflection and self-discovery, an ongoing process shaped by travel, nostalgia, and fractured memories. Lydia’s poems have appeared in Unvael Journal, YO-NEWYORK! and The New Southern Fugitives.

Elaine Naong / is a poetry and creative nonfiction writer based out of the greater Houston area. She mostly writes about the body or cultural identity. She currently works as Social Media Coordinator for Defunkt Magazine, a Houston-based online literary arts magazine. If accepted, this will be her first publication.

Amélie Pollack / is twenty years old. Things haven’t always gone right. This too shall pass and in the meantime I shall write about it.

K.M. Nuttall / @km_nuttall / is an artist and writer with a passion for storytelling. Although her main focus is young adult literature and illustration, she has found shorter forms of prose to be a valuable outlet for self-expression. Much of her poetry focuses on the connections between memory, beauty, and human experience.

Anne Marie Wells / @AMMorells / is the Outreach Director for Jackson Hole Writers. She graduated with a Masters from the Universdade de Coimbra in Portugal where she published her children’s book, Mamã, porque sou uma ave?/Mommy, Why Am I a Bird? When she’s not writing or performing, she’s reading, playing piano, or outdoors with her dog, Isabella Bird.

James B. Nicola / poems have appeared in the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews, Rattle, and Poetry East. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His four poetry collections are Manhattan Plaza (2014), Stage to Page: Poems from the Theater (2016), Wind in the Cave (2017), and Out of Nothing: Poems of Art and Artists (2018).

Charles Joseph Albert / @cjalbert / lives with his wife and three teenage boys, works as a metallurgist, and does his writing on the trolley to and fro. His work has appeared recently in Vallum, Write City, the Amsterdam Quarterly, the Apeiron Review, the MOON, and The Literary Nest. His first novel, “The Unsettler,” is now appearing in SERIAL Magazine.

Brian Rihlmann / was born in New Jersey and currently resides in Reno, Nevada. He writes free verse poetry, and has been published in The American Journal of Poetry, Cajun Mutt Press, The Rye Whiskey Review, and others. His first poetry collection, “Ordinary Trauma,” (2019) was published by Alien Buddha Press.

Coen van der Wolf / has been writing poetry since his early teens. A 2011 recipient of a master’s degree in Ancient History, he is reacquainting himself with modern languages.

Travis Stephens / is a tugboat captain who resides with his family in California. A graduate of University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, recent credits include: GYROSCOPE REVIEW, 2RIVER, GRAVITAS, little somethings Press, SHEILA-NA-GIG, GRAVITAS, THE TIGER MOTH REVIEW, SKY ISLAND JOURNAL, and THE DEAD MULE SCHOOL OF SOUTHERN LITERATURE.

A student at Slippery Rock University, / Andrew Jones / @jangoblamba / lives in a small town north of Pittsburgh, enjoying the quiet of the fields and the depths of the forests around him. Can speak to dogs, although he’s still not sure what they say back. Could die by drowning in too many books.

Phil Goldstein / @philgoldstein /  is a journalist and writer who has been living in the Washington, D.C, area for more than a decade. His poetry has been published in Pebble Poetry and The Ideate Review. For his day job, he works as a senior editor for Manifest, a content marketing agency.

Maddie Strasen / is a 2019 graduate of the University of Vermont where she received her Bachelor of Arts in English and a minor in Psychological Sciences. With a writing concentration, her main focuses are poetry and creative non-fiction. She draws inspiration from time living in both Florida and New England.

Serrina Zou / is currently a junior at Basis Independent Silicon Valley in San Jose, California, and a 2019 California Arts Scholar in Creative Writing. Her poetry and prose have been recognized by the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, Just Poetry!!! Magazine, the Asian Pacific Fund, and the Bay Area Book Festival.

Kate Polak / is an Assistant Professor of English and Director of the Creative Writing Department at Wittenberg University. Poetry is forthcoming or has recently appeared in Plainsongs, So to Speak, and elsewhere.

Abigail Kirby Conklin / @a_k_c_poetry / lives in NYC, working in public education and curriculum development. She is the author of the chapbook Triage, forthcoming in January 2020. Her work can also be found in Sugar House Review (2019) and Curlew Quarterly (2018), amongst other places. Universal handle: @a_k_c_poetry

Eileen Vorbach Collins / a Baltimore native, lives in Florida. Her writing has been published in Anastamos, HerStry, the Santa Fe Writer’s Project Quarterly and others. Eileen’s essay, Love in the Archives, received the Diana Woods Memorial Award for Creative Nonfiction and will appear in a forthcoming edition of Lunch Ticket.

Edward Michael Supranowicz / has had artwork and poems published in the US and other countries. Both sides of his family worked in the coalmines and steel mills of Appalachia.

Laura Lee Tingley / is a Rochester, NY based writer with my A.A. in Creative Writing from Monroe Community College and my B.A. in Writing from Buffalo State College. Currently working on an M.A. in English at Buffalo State College. Published previously in Ergo, The Odyssey Online, The Alfred Sun, Cabbages & Kings, Dark River Review, Letters Never Meant to be Read: Volume III and Sheepshead Review.

Conor Ross / is a student and avid traveller. He is either studying literature in Melbourne or else somewhere else on the planet teaching English as a second language. A great fan of being useless he finds literature to be the most agreeable way of ignoring life.

Samantha Bolf / graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2018, with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Philosophy, and honors in Creative Writing. Her short fiction has been published in LUMINA, Flumes, and is forthcoming in Vastarien and The Raw Art Review. Her nonfiction work has been published in Monoceros: An Anthology. 

Gael Blake / is an emerging writer and is currently completing her undergraduate work in the English Department at the UofSC Upstate Campus. Her prose has been published in InParenthesis Magazine.The 2019 Summer Editon, Story entitled The Tease–[YOU HELPED ME BREAK THE MARKET!! a note of thanks is due and I hope you like this short piece of flash prose as well] And two of her poems were published in writersInc. One of which won the 2019 Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award. Her works of photography have won several local awards. She feels that a picture speaks a thousand words and often inspires her writings.

Stephen Ground / @sualtmo / lived for years in a remote, fly-in community in Canada’s north after his graduation from York University, then returned south to co-found Toronto-based collective Pearson House Films. Find his work in The Esthetic Apostle, Flash Fiction Magazine, Sky Island Journal, The Sunlight Press, and elsewhere, or at http://www.stephenground.com.

Sarah Diamond Burroway / is a Kentucky writer whose work has been published in Still: The Journal, The Bitter Southerner, and The Worcester Journal. Her essays and poems have been featured in the Women of Appalachia Project’s ‘Women Speak’ events (2014-2017). Sarah’s plays and monologues have been produced in New York, California, West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky. Sarah earned a MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Eastern Kentucky University’s Bluegrass Writers Studio (‘19). She works as Director of External Relations, Communications, and Workforce Success for Ohio University Southern.

Paul Coombs / @Coombsy101010 / is an admirer of castles, a champion of the underdog, and a defender of the future. A Welshman who lives in Cheshire, England, Paul writes stories laced with dark flowing rivers and strange beauty. He believes the future belongs to the birds, it always has.

Jo Unra / is a Minnesota girl living in the Windy City, and a current MFA student at Columbia College Chicago where she focuses on writing plot-heavy fiction. She is overfond of strong cups of tea, lakes and oceans, and skies brimming over with stars.

HLR / @treacleheartx / is a 20-something writer of CNF short prose and poetry. She writes about challenging subjects such as mental illness, addiction, suicide and grief with brutal honesty and a hint of British droll. HLR was born and raised in north London and is yet to escape.

Conor Ross / is a student and avid traveller. He is either studying literature in Melbourne or else somewhere else on the planet teaching English as a second language. A great fan of being useless he finds literature to be the most agreeable way of ignoring life.

Michael Reginald Pitter / @pitterphoto / Michael is a writer, photographer and a PhD student in im- munology at the University of Michigan. He co-founded In Parentheses with Phillipe as an under- graduate. His contributions to the magazine range from analog photography to philosophical essays to articles regarding current advancements in biomedical research. Michael is also interested in the experimental synthesis of art and science through his writings and visuals.

Strixx Slade / @strixxslade / has been photographing people from all walks of life for 12 years. Her skill in portraiture comes from her ability to Bring out the particular part that makes every one of her subjects special in their own right. She currently resides in Brooklyn and you can find her on mode social media.

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.

To view the types of work we typically publish, preview or purchase our past issues.

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