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In Parentheses Magazine (Fall 2020)

By In Parentheses in Volume 6

80 pages, published 10/15/2020

The FALL 2020 issue of In Parentheses Literary Magazine. Published by In Parentheses (Volume 6, Issue 2)

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The following is our esteemed list of contributing artists and writers:

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James B. Nicola / James’s poems have appeared in IP; the Antioch, Southwest and Atlanta Reviews; Rattle, and Barrow Street. His nonfiction book Playing the Audience won a Choice award. His five poetry collections are Manhattan Plaza, Stage to Page, Wind in the Cave, Out of Nothing, and Quickening: Poems from Before and Beyond.

Anna Idelevich / a scientist by profession, Ph.D., MBA, trained in the neuroscience field at Harvard University. She writes poetry for pleasure. Her books and poetry collections include “DNA of the Reversed River” and “Cryptopathos” published by the Liberty Publishing House, NY. We hope you will enjoy their melody, new linguistic tone, and a slight tint of an accent.

Sammie Lee Wilhoit / @exhaletheatre / moved across the country from California to go to college in Vermont. Sammie writes poetry to pinpoint feelings that she does not have words for and to write out memories and fantasies that keep her up. She was published in the Fall 2019 issue of In Parentheses. Her Instagram is @sammiewilhoit and her website is

Ovsanna Gevorgyan / an Armenian film director and screenwriter, a graduate of the MFA program in FilmDirecting from Columbia University. Author to several short films, and with her first feature film currently in the works, Ovsanna has been writing poetry since she was 9-years old.

Alexi Fehlman / a Russian born writer and artist who resides in Los Angeles, California. His work has appeared in The Exhibit literary magazine, and the Z Publishing House America’s Emerging Writers series.

Matthew McCann / is an English teacher at a private school in Massachusetts. He wrote his first poem at age ten. He writes fiction for pleasure in his free time, and he also enjoys playing the guitar and singing. He draws inspiration from the occasional heartbreak which the world gifts him.

Joseph Dierkes / @joe_bro / is an Asian-American poet, recently graduated from the University of Georgia with a BA in English. He has previously been featured in Stillpoint Literary Magazine. In his spare time, Joseph enjoys exploring nature in reality as well as fantasy. He’s been in a lot of Zoom calls lately.

Autumn Battista / @oatiemarie / graduated from Fitchburg State University in May 2020. She works as a paraprofessional in a kindergarten classroom. Poetry has always given her companionship when she feels alone. Autumn has aspirations to publish a chapbook in 2021.

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.

Dr. Alex Van Huynh / is a first-generation American of Vietnamese immigrants. He has worked and studied at a number of institutions including Moravian College, ETH Zürich, and Lehigh University, where he received his Ph.D. in Biology in 2020. He is currently a new assistant professor of biology at DeSales University.

Velibor Baćo / Born 1985 in Bosnia the writer and featured artist studied law in Salzburg, Austria. Currently living in Vienna, Austria he paints abstracts and writes German and English poetry and prose.

Currently based in Ohio (USA), / William T Blackburn / struggles still to find his car keys. He holds a BA in English: Writing/Teaching and Music Composition from Westminster College. His work appears in SCRAWL and Route 7 Review, among others. He contributed to ACW: PoemVillage-2019 and 2020 and Response II, as well as Riza Press/Pen & Pendulum: Giving.

Thomas Osatchoff / together with family, is building a self-sustaining home near a waterfall. Recent work has appeared in Barzakh Magazine, CutBank Literary Journal, Garfield Lake Review, and elsewhere.

A West Virginia native, / Amy L. Fair / makes her home in rural Oregon, where she teaches at a small community college and plans to grow old without any grace whatsoever. Amy likes to approach her work as a series of small windows, opening onto scraps of unfamiliar fables or tales.

Brian Lombardi / @Sad_Meat3000 / graduated from Fitchburg State University in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in professional writing and a minor in art studies. His poetry has been published in Crooked Teeth Literary Magazine, NEKTR, and the Route 2 literary magazine. His flash fiction has also been published in The Write Launch.

Radoslav Rochallyi / @rochallyi / (born 1 May 1980, Bardejov, Czechoslovakia) is a slovak philosopher, writer, and poet. The author finished his studies in Philosophy at the Faculty of Arts of the UNIPO and completed postgraduate Ph.D. studies. Rochallyi is the author of eleven books. He writes in Slovak, English, and German. In the DNA-Canvases of Poetry collection, he uses mathematical Equations to express his poetry. In Golden Divine, he reaches its peak of experimenting with forms of versés and poetry as a whole. In this collection, he tried to link poetry with Fi (φ) and Hence the number 1,618034 in non-graphical form and with a golden section in its graphic form.

Mercury-Marvin Sunderland / @romangodmercury / (he/him) a transgender autistic gay man from Seattle with Borderline Personality Disorder. Since 2019, he’s been accepted for numerous magazines such as UC Santa Barbara’s Spectrum Literary Journal, UC Riverside’s Santa Ana River Review, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Straylight Magazine.

Niko Boskovic / a 19 year old autistic whose childhood was spent in silent communion with nature, and it plays a central role in his poetry. Other themes include foreign travels and making minds roil with new perspectives about autistics’ capacities for loving a world that doesn’t love us back.

Joseph Lezza / @lezzdoothis / a writer in New York, NY. Holding an MFA in creative writing from The University of Texas at El Paso, his work has been featured in The Pointed Circle, The Hopper, Stoneboat Literary Journal, Still: The Journal, Fearsome Critters, Rio Grande Review, Cleaning Up Glitter with work forthcoming in West Trade Review, a Johnson & Wales University publication. When he’s not writing, he spends his time worrying about why he’s not writing. His website is

Samantha Terrell / @honestypoetry / an American poet. Educated in Sociology, her work emphasizes issues such as social justice and emotional integrity. Her poetry has been included in an array of publications. Samantha and her family reside in Upstate New York, where they enjoy kayaking on still waters. Find her online at:

Born in Michigan under the first full moon of 1979, / Moira Walsh / @poetbynecessity / has worked on three continents — as a farmhand, baker, receptionist, support person, and performing artist. She currently freelances as a translator and copywriter in Germany. Moira’s poems are forthcoming in Denver Quarterly, Black Fox Literary Magazine, and elsewhere.

Dr. Priya Dolma Tamang / @kulvadana / is a medical graduate from the north-east Indian state of Sikkim. With her tribal Nepali roots and deeply seated Buddhist beliefs, culture and mindfulness have both been active themes in her writing. Her debut book, Ivory Gleam, was published by Leadstart Publishers, India, in 2018.

Jordan Shoop / currently 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.” His work has been released on In Parentheses. His recent work has been published in Wide Angle. Instagram: @jordancshoop

Zarnab Tufail / @zarnabtufail / work has previously been published in Capulet Mag, Coven Edition, io Literary Journal, Vagabond City Lit, and elsewhere. She is the co-founder of The Walled City Journal, editor for Lumiere Review, and a medical student in Pakistan. She can be found here:

Joe Sonnenblick / has been featured in such publications as The reject and Citizen Brooklyn. Joe is pleased to have been selected by The Flea Bitten Dog for their 7th issue which is slated to be released in Mid-September. Joe has been a featured reader at The Poets House in Tribeca.

Crystal Stewart / @crys_stew / lives in the North of England. She is a playwright, workshop facilitator and creative producer. The pandemic has led her back to her first loves, poetry and prose writing. She is drawn to magical realism and takes inspiration from writers such as Jeanette Winterson and Angela Carter.

Born and raised in South Africa, / K.P. Taylor / came to the US at 29 to work at an amusement park for the summer and never left. His work has appeared in Hobart, Gargoyle, Ginosko, The Blue Nib, Running Wild Anthology of Stories, and others.

Mercury-Marvin Sunderland (he/him) / @romangodmercury / a transgender autistic gay man from Seattle with Borderline Personality Disorder. Since 2019, he’s been accepted for numerous magazines such as UC Santa Barbara’s Spectrum Literary Journal, UC Riverside’s Santa Ana River Review, and University of Wisconsin-Parkside’s Straylight Magazine.

Adrian Cook / a professor of Humanities and English at Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, TX. He is also a professional percussionist and lyricist in the Texas-based bands The Bodarks and Shotgun Friday. Dr. Cook lives in Dallas, Tx with his wife, two children, and their pancake colored dog.

J. B. Polk / Polish by birth, citizen of the world by choice. First story short-listed for the Hennessy Awards, Ireland in 1996. She became a regular contributor to Women´s Quality Fiction, Books Ireland and IncoGnito. She was also the co-founder of Virginia House Writers, Dublin. Her creative writing was interrupted as she moved to Latin America and started contributing to magazines and newspapers and then writing textbooks for different Latin American Ministries of Education. Since she went back to writing fiction last year, twelve of her stories have been accepted for anthologies and magazines in Australia, UK, Germany, USA, and Canada.

Thomas Elson / short stories, poetry, and flash fiction have been published in numerous venues such as Calliope, Pinyon, Lunaris, New Ulster, Lampeter, Selkie, Pennsylvania Literary Journal, and Adelaide Literary Magazine. He divides his time between Northern California and Western Kansas.

Bryan Starchman / an author and public school teacher from Mariposa, California. His short fiction was featured in The Saturday Evening Post and his latest book, United Scenes of America is available at Learn more about Bryan at, or follow him on Instagram @bryan.starchman.

Amanda Ellis / a writer of settler and indigenous descent. She has had poetry published in the journals Valiant Scribe, Ponder Savant and Rabbit. She recently attended Sage Hill Writers’ Workshop and is a member of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild. She does not live in Saskatchewan, but enjoys rural vistas of cabbages as she wrangles ideas and her side hustle as a Social Justice warrior.

Katrin Gibb / MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. She has work published in Glimmer Train, Confrontation, Fourteen Hills, Hobart, Water~Stone Review, and Jellyfish Review among other places.

Steve Gerson / writes poetry and flash about life’s dissonance and dynamism. He’s proud to have published in Panoply Zine, Coffin Bell, Poets Reading the News, Crack the Spine, the Hungry Chimera, White Wall Review, Variant, Abstract, Montana Mouthful, the Decadent Review, Indolent, Rainbow Poems, Snapdragon, The Underwood Press, and In Parentheses.

Gabrielle Rupert / a graduate student at San Francisco State University studying marine biology, and plans on working in fishery conservation upon completing her degree. She was born and raised outside of Boston, Massachusetts, and has short fiction published in Pif Magazine, Ripples in Space, and Transfer Magazine.

David Capps / a philosophy professor at Western Connecticut State University. He is the author of three chapbooks: Poems from the First Voyage (The Nasiona Press, 2019), A Non-Grecian Non-Urn (Yavanika Press, 2019), and Colossi (Kelsay Books, forthcoming). He lives with a feisty Maine Coon cat in New Haven, CT.

Emalee Long / a linguistic anthropologist and writer living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. Her work can be found in print at Milestones 2018 or 86Logic or online at Panoply Zine, The Showbear Family Circus, The Whorticulturalist, or Columbia Journal. Find her on Instagram

Roseanne Fahey / a twenty-one year old student from Offaly, Ireland. She studies English, History, and Creative Writing at the National University of Ireland, Galway. She primarily writes fiction and poetry, and she aims for her writing to be unapologetically and heartbreakingly honest. In her opinion, her biggest accomplishment is being able to quote five seasons of Doctor Who. Her poetry has previously been published in the Five Two and Voxgalvia. She is currently working on her first novel, and she can be found on Instagram at @roseannefahey or roaming around an Irish forest, listening to folklore by Taylor Swift.

Marco Etheridge / lives and writes in Vienna, Austria. His short fiction work has been featured in many reviews and journals in Canada, The UK, and the USA. Notable recent credits include: The Thieving Magpie, Ligeia Magazine, The First Line, After Happy Hour Review, Scarlet Leaf Review, Dream Noir, The Opiate Magazine, Cobalt Press, Literally Stories, and Blue Moon Review, amongst many others. His non-fiction work has been featured at Jonah Magazine, The Metaworker, and Route 7. Marco’s third novel, Breaking the Bundles, is available at fine online booksellers world-wide. His Author Website is: His Facebook Author page is:

Michael Howerton / @mchowerton / is a fiction writer and journalist. He is the editor-in-chief of Granite Media and past editor in chief of the San Francisco Examiner. An essay on his reporting in New York after 9/11 was published in At Ground Zero. He has taught writing at UC Berkeley, the College of New Jersey and Berkeley City College. His fiction has been published by Salamander Magazine (2019 Fiction Contest, second place), the Griffel and Yemassee Journal. He lives in Florence, Italy, with his wife and three children. He hopes to speak Italian well one day, but it won’t be soon.

Merdhin Wylde / @merdhinwylde / lives in San Francisco, California. He teaches English and Online classes at Mountain House High School with a Master’s degree in Cross-cultural Education and a Doctorate’s degree in Teacher Leadership. Although he has written nonfiction articles under another name, his muses called him back to his love of fantasy and the supernatural. He is drawn to the exploration of the human condition and how members of society interact and influence one another. He is intrigued by the concept of the shadow self. More specifically, why do good people do bad things?

Paul Hostovsky / is the author of ten books of poetry and five poetry chapbooks. He has won Pushcart Prize, two Best of the Net awards, the FutureCycle Poetry Book Prize, and has been featured on Poetry Daily, Verse Daily, and The Writer’s Almanac. Website:

James Gallant / La Leona, and Other Guitar stories, which won the 2019 Schaffner Press Prize for music-in-literature is now available from Amazon, Barnes and Noble, etc. A collection of essays and short fiction, Verisimilitude: essays and approximations, published by Fortnightly Review press (UK), appeared in 2018….two words.

Will Carter / @whitekidlimps / a resident of Roswell, Ga, teaches English at Kennesaw State University. He has his Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting from Boston University and his Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville. He loves his job and mentoring and encouraging his students.

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.

Velibor Baćo / Born 1985 in Bosnia the writer and featured artist studied law in Salzburg, Austria. Currently living in Vienna, Austria he paints abstracts and writes German and English poetry and prose.

Sophie Capshaw-Mack / her artwork offers a stark contrast to our present age where humankind consistently subverts the ecological balance, destroying tropical forests, coral reefs, and other natural wonders at unprecedented rates. Utilizing found objects, clay, paint, and photography, she envisions biological networks on undiscovered planets located galaxies and light years away. She constructs imaginary worlds liberated from the spatial constraints imposed by external forces and systems of power. Her pieces investigate phenomenology and ecocentrism, consciously granting inherent value to all aspects of the imagined environment. Vivid colors and organic forms inspire her abstract collection. Through her work, I hope to inspire others to not only respect, but proactively protect, the Earth as we eventually transition to a Post-Covid world.

Margaret Wiss / is an interdisciplinary artist. Her work seeks to be shaped by each environment and the individuals who contribute to its development. She values the vitality of collaboration. She has an MFA in Dance from New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts. / These photographs are from the series ‘up in the air’. It is a document of a daily movement exploration and meditation in the Time of Corona. Capturing the essential moment, the series highlights the tender absence of others but also the expansion and abundance of the natural world.

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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