The following is a compiled list of featured artists and creators in the upcoming issue of In Parentheses. Available for print purchases or compatible viewing on our MagCloud Marketplace on JANUARY 15, 2021.
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“Breaking Hibernation” — Alex Andy Phuong earned his Bachelor of Arts in English from California State University—Los Angeles in 2015. He was a former Statement Magazine editor who currently writes passionately. He has written film reviews for MovieBoozer, and has contributed to Mindfray. He writes hoping to inspire the ones who dream. — 10
“My Roommate is a Spider” — When not writing poetry or prose, B.S.Roberts (33) makes a living as a museum curator and an administrative specialist at UMaine Augusta. He also tends to be working on his degree in ethnography and folklore. B.S.Roberts lives in Maine with his fiancée, daughter, silver pheasants, turtle, and four cats. http://www.bsroberts.com. — 10
“Two Rabbits” & “The Mosasaur in the Pool” — J. S. Allen is an author from Kansas City, Missouri. He writes primarily book-length YA and NA fantasy, as well as assorted nonfiction. His previous publications include ten works of short fiction, nonfiction, and poesy in various local and online venues. His first novel, Sauragia, was released in October, 2020. — 10
“Elegy for her Father, The Ornithologist” — Taylor Leigh Harper‘s writing has appeared in SPLASH!, Westwind, and The Bridge. She is a contributing writer and curator for agoodmovietowatch. In 2019, she was the recipient of the Christopher Zyda Creative Writing Prize. She lives in Southern California. You can find her on twitter @misstaywrites when she isn’t writing. — 11
“Feral City” — Brittany Micka-Foos is a writer living in the Pacific Northwest. Her short stories and poetry have been published in Variant Literature, HamLit, CC&D Magazine, and fws: a journal of literature and art, among others. She is currently working on her debut novel. To read more, visit boringanddangerous.com. — 11
“My Sister Calls” & “Clarity” — Micaela Walley is an MFA student at the University of Baltimore. Her work can be found in Huffpost, Hobart, ENTROPY, Pidgeon Pages, and more. She currently lives in Hanover, Maryland with her best friend—Chunky, the cat. If you’d like to follow her on social media, her handles are @micaela_poetry. — 12
“Flight” & “Harvest” — Nikita Bhardwaj is a high school senior from New Jersey. She is an Iowa Young Writers’ Studio student whose work has been recognized by NCTE, the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, and the Pulitzer Center. Her work is published or forthcoming in Parentheses Journal, the Eunoia Review, Oddball Magazine, and others. She enjoys long walks in beautiful places and playing volleyball. — 13
“Being Implicit” — David Capps is 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, 2020). He lives in New Haven, CT, alongside a fluffy cat-dozer named Purrbasket. — 13
“Dulcet Tones’ Younger Days,” “Conversion in Mid Life” & “Aunt Stokesia and a Crow” — Kenneth Pobo is the author of twenty-one chapbooks and nine full-length collections. Recent books include Bend of Quiet (Blue Light Press), Loplop in a Red City (Circling Rivers), and Uneven Steven (Assure Press). Opening is forthcoming from Rectos Y Versos Editions. Find him listening to Tommy James and the Shondells loud. — 13-14
“Reclamation” & “My American Dream” — Lana Perice is a Senior attending Cleveland High School. She is passionate about both social justice and creative writing. She is currently putting together her writing portfolio in preparation to attend university. — 14-15
“Baby Says,” “Super Pink Moon” & “Jackalope” — Hannah Wagner is a resident of Salem, Massachusetts. She graduated from Salem State University. She is also an actor and can be seen in many productions across the North Shore. Her work has been featured in The Broke Bohemian, Mass Poetry’s Poem of the Moment, Door is a Jar, Soundings East, Twyckenham Notes, Still Point Quarterly, Incessant Pipe, Sweet A Literary Confection and others. https://hannahwagnerpoetry.wordpress.com/ — 15-16
“Reverie” — Bhupin Butaney currently teaches and practices Psychology. His poetry tends to explore human experience and meaning through a distinct psychological lens, often reflecting an inner strife or conflict working to resolve itself. His poetry has appeared in The Aesthetic Apostle and Parabnormal Magazine. — 16
“A Day in the Life of a Pint Glass,” “A Forest’s Edge” & “Merciful Pills” — Dominic Bond works for a mental health charity in London, in part due to his own lived experience, having done something like this since graduating from university with a degree in Politics. He continues to learn to write, having been published in Driftwood Press, Poetry Birmingham and Kallisto Gaia magazines. — 17
“The Crusader” & “Talisman” — Eleanor Cantor moved to Germany in her early twenties where she completed her M.A. in English and Philosophy. She currently divides her time between Berlin and Yorkshire, working as a musician, performer, writer and translator. She has been published by Poetry Quarterly, Poets’ Choice, Wingless Dreamer, and various German publications. — 17-18
“On Pope’s Pond” & “A Manic Moment” — Michael Ball scrambled from newspapers through business and technical pubs. Born in OK and raised in rural WV, he became more citified in Manhattan and Boston. He has moderate success placing poems including in Griffel, Gateway Review, Havik Anthology, SPLASH!, Peregrine Journal, In Parentheses, Spillwords, and Reality Break Press. — 18
“My Loneliness Grows Wings and Contemplates Flight,” “Source Material” & “Words Will Never Hurt Me” — Ami Patel (she/her) is a queer South Asian American diasporic poet based in Portland, OR. A two-time VONA Fellow, her written work can be found in the Unchaste Anthology Volume Two, Madwoman Etc Zine Issue Two, and an upcoming anthology of Asian American Women writers published by Blue Oak Press. — 19
“Natural Embrace” and “Things You Don’t Need To Know” — Andrew Najberg is the author of The Goats Have Taken Over the Barracks (forthcoming, Finishing Line Press) and Easy to Lose (Finishing Line Press 2008). His poems have appeared in North American Review, Louisville Review, Mockingheart Review, Faultline Journal, Bangalore Review, Another Chicago Magazine, and many other journals and anthologies. — 22
“Sitting Next to Your Hospital Bed” & “From the Opposite Bank” — Rachel Markell graduated from Brown University in 2018 with a dual degree in Literary Arts and Computer Science. She is originally from Tallahassee, FL and currently resides in Brooklyn where she works as a Software Engineer. She is also the co-editor of an online literary journal, The Post Grad Journal. — 23
“Partridge in a Pear Tree” & “The Gift” — Ann Huang is a Chinese-born, Mexican-raised and US-based author, poet, and filmmaker who published four award-winning collections, most recently A Shaft of Light. Her lyrical poetry speaks of a dreamy state of being by melting present into its past and future, with surrealistic gestures permeating space and time across multiverses. Visit her poetry site at http://www.AnnHuang.com; and her film site at http://www.SaffronSplash.com. — 23
“War W/ Dictionaries” — Grant Young recently graduated from the University of Washington, earning a degree in biochemistry and a minor in English. He is an emerging poet, recently published by The Decadent Review and Riza Press. Currently, Grant is a QA associate at a pharmaceutical company. He enjoys playing and watching soccer. — 24
“An Ode to America” — Anya Coleman-Hill is a sixteen-year-old high school student in Philadelphia, PA. She loves to read. Her favorite poets are Sylvia Plath, Sonia Sanchez, and Langston Hughes. She usually writes short stories, but she decided to try out poetry. She hopes you enjoy the poem she submitted about challenges in America. — 25
“We Pray Before We Sleep” — 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. — 25
“The Song That Sings Itself” & “Pink” — Wendy Insinger is interested in exploring the crash-up between alienation, beauty, the destruction of the environment, nature, love, loss, and regeneration. She co-hosts Milkweed Poetry Workshop every Wednesday evening. Her poems have appeared in various journals including: Common Ground Review, Chaleur, Anapest, Chronogram, River Poets Journal, Philadelphia Stories, DIRT Magazine. — 28
“On Being Poison” & “Harmony in Minor Chord” — Rebecca Endres is a poet born on Long Island and currently living in Brooklyn. She graduated from The New School with her Master’s in Creative Writing. She is the winner of the 2018 New School MFA Chapbook Contest for poetry, and her work can be found on The Best American Poetry Blog. — 29
“Airplane Dream” & “A Mosquito is Absent in this Poem” — Lisa Krawczyk (they/them) is a queer, neurodivergent poet currently residing in the Midwest. Their poetry can be found or forthcoming in the West Review, Defunkt Magazine, Vaine Magazine, the Wisconsin Historical Society Press, and elsewhere. They teach formal poetry classes online. Their interests include gender identity and trauma recovery. — 30
“The Words I Say and Those I Don’t,” “Root or Roof,” “Buckling Down,” & “Two Ways to Deal” — Phillipe Martin Chatelain 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. — 32-33
Long Form & Prose
“A Stranger’s Kiss” — Abraham Ajani is a writer from Lagos, Nigeria. — 36-38
“Dog Years” — Andres Vaamonde is a 24yo graduate of Cornell University. He’s been a delivery boy, a construction worker, a firefighter, and, currently, a literary book scout. He was a Third Place Finalist in Short Fiction at the New Orleans Literary Festival (2019) and a Semi-Finalist in Conium Review’s Short Fiction Contest (2020). — 39-40
“Pas De Deux Confined” — Marco Etheridge lives and writes in Vienna, Austria. His short fiction has been featured in many reviews and journals in Canada, The UK, and the USA. Notable recent credits include: Coffin Bell, In Parentheses, 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. https://marcoetheridgefiction.com/ — 41-44
“Bioluminescence” — Krista Robey is an unapologetic Minnesotan and Midwestern Millennial, who will advocate for Oxford commas until the day she dies. While snowed in, she turns into a serial flash fiction writer. Her previous published flash fiction can be found on fiftywordstories.com (Birds of a Different Feather) and dimeshowreview.com (Life Insurance). — 50
“I Don’t Like Cooked Potatoes” — Mercury-Marvin Sunderland (he/him) is a transgender autistic gay man from Seattle with Borderline Personality Disorder. He currently attends the Evergreen State College and works for Headline Poetry & Press. He’s been published by UC Riverside’s Santa Ana River Review, UC Santa Barbara’s Spectrum Literary Journal, and The New School’s The Inquisitive Eater. His lifelong dream is to become the most banned author in human history. He’s @Romangodmercury on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. — 50-51
“Climbing Roses” — Franki Jenkins is a fiction writer from Hoekwil, South Africa. Her work has been published in Prufrock Magazine and the Johannesburg Review of Books. She currently lives in Berlin, Germany.— 51-52
“Brise-glace (Icebreaker)” (2012) Art Installation, Glass, acrylic, nylon, 14½ x 10½ inches — Ernst Perdriel is of African descent and was born in Montreal (Quebec, Canada) in 1974. He is a multi-field artist (visual art, photography, writing – French), designer and horticulturist. He has contributed in numerous publications since 1992 as a writer, illustrator, artist, photographer and in self-publishing. — 7, 45
Watercolors, Illustrations, & Collages — Kirill Gatavan is a Moscow-based Russian artist. He reflects on the contemporary reality and creates artworks that refers to the motive of ephemerality. For more of Kirill’s recent work, click here. — 1, 8-9, 12, 48, 49, 54, 56
“Lighten” & “Tempest,” — Arturo Cabrera is a Brooklyn based artist whose work is inspired by the Humanist Movement of the High Italian Renaissance. “Humanism II”, Cabrera’s most recent solo show in New York, opened at Dacia Gallery in Soho in October 2018. His work is featured in private collections throughout America and Europe. — 20, 21
“Curved Vs. Linear,” “Out of Body Experience,” “In the Middle of Madness,” “Agonies of a Spoon,” & “Fierce Meow” — 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 Appalachian. — 26-27, 30-31, 34-35, 46-47, 52-53
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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