Contributor List: In Parentheses (Volume 7, Issue 1)

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In Parentheses Literary Magazine / Semana de Moda / Igor Aquino or Marble Astronaut / Volume 7, Issue 1

In Parentheses Magazine (Volume 7, Issue 1) Summer 2021

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100 pages, published 7/15/2021

The Summer 2021 issue of In Parentheses Literary Magazine. Published by In Parentheses (Volume 7, Issue 1)

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“King Rat” & “The Pavements Miss the Shadows” — Ben Macnair is an award-winning poet and playwright from Staffordshire in the United Kingdom. Follow him on Twitter @benmacnair. — 14

“Green Sphere”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. — 14

“That Eternal Place of Fields” — Dr. Alex Van Huynh is a first-generation American of Vietnamese immigrants. He received his Ph.D. in Biology from Lehigh University and is an assistant professor at DeSales University. His poetry can be found in journals such as In Parentheses and Sheila-Na-Gig. His first full-length collection will appear in late 2021. — 15

“Full House” — Walker Zupp was born in Bermuda in 1996. His debut novel, Martha, was published by Montag Press in 2020. His second incendiary novel is in the works. He admirers the work of Emily Dickinson and Philip K. Dick, and hopes one day to write for Doctor Who. He cannot swim. — 15

“The Brave Green Sea” & “The Herbs She Took” — Peter J. Houle, an 80s kid from Vermont, has traveled a lot. He liked how Portuguese sounds and how Lisbon looks, so he settled there six years ago. You can find him at the flea market selling things he finds on the street or makes himself. He likes cats, obviously. @instapeterhoule — 16

“An Absence of Trees” — Anna Kirwin is a writer and artist, living in London, but dreaming of the Arctic. Her last published piece explored the strange, ethereal glow of European cities by night, but more generally, her recent work deals with the connections between language, thought and time. She sees light in the darkness.  — 17

“Young Woman At a Window” & “Small Life” — Kelli Weldon was born and raised in Louisiana and now resides in Texas. She studied journalism and English literature at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches, Louisiana, and served on the executive board of its literary magazine, Argus. She currently works in communications and loves reading poetry any chance she gets. — 17

“A Single Poppy By the Side of the Road” — Emily Mazzara is a newly graduated undergraduate student with a BS in Professional Writing. She spent a year studying abroad in Dublin and Edinburgh, where her love of tea, old buildings, and magic grew exponentially. Her work has previously been published in The Finger literary magazine and BooksIreland magazine. @EmilyMazzara — 17

“Bad Chicken” — Margaret McDonald (she/her) is a Scottish writer with a B.A (Hons) in Creative Writing & English Literature from Strathclyde University, and is studying for an MLitt in English Literature at Glasgow University. She was shortlisted in the Cranked Anvil Short Story Competition. Her fiction is published in The Manifest Station. @margaret_pens / @margaretmcdonald_ — 18

“Emerald (as she beholds the windy emerald meadow)” — Sam Kaspar was born in Canada, is of Lebanese heritage, loves rowing, hiking, amateur photography, family, and being a physician. He’s had over 40 publications so far of his poetry & prose, plus scientific publications. He’s been a finalist in writing contests from Vallum, Iron Horse, and others. Facebook readings: @MightySamster — 19

“The Green Vine” — Siyung Fang is a poet and translator. A graduate of Centre College and New York University, she is attending The University of Mississippi MFA Program. Her poems have appeared in Rigorous, Seven CirclePress and among other journals and magazines. Her research interests include the modern and contemporary poetry, poetic theories. — 20 

“The Start of Fall” & “What to do Instead of Grieving” — Eliza Knopps is a Kansas City native who writes poetry about grief, the human experience, and sexuality. They have been writing poetry since 14 and have been published in her college literary journals, and In Parentheses. They live in Kansas City with their partner Bryan and their fish, Tywin. @enkwrites — 20

“I’ll Never Need to be Hugh O’Neill” — Calum Robertson is a full-time tea drinker, part-time daydreamer from Calgary, Canada. Their work has appeared in Bourgeon Online Magazine, Tofu Ink Arts Press, and deathcap (by Coven Editions), as well as forthcoming in nod magazine. They hope to be reincarnated as a peacock, next time around. @sheepiemcgoaters — 20

“Beg For Love,” “Dark Enthusiasm,” & “A Voice in Protest” — Cherbo Geeplay was born in Pleebo, Southeastern Liberia, West Africa. Geeplay published his first set of poems in 2009 in the Liberian Sea Breeze Journal. He writes about the landscape, his Grebo heritage, and everything in between. He recently published his poetry in the Blue Lake Review, and the Adelaide Literary Magazine for which he was the finalist of the Adelaide Literary Award for Poetry 2018. @GEEPLAY — 21-22

“The Visitor” — Jeffrey Fisher holds five higher education degrees and has been working at Touro College for over 18 years. He is currently going for a Ph.D. at LIU Post. He has studied at Ithaca College, LIU Post, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, Teachers College, Columbia University and Touro College. He is a member of Sigma Tau Delta (International English Honors Society) and is a native New Yorker. The following are some of the places his poetry has appeared: The Anonymous Quarterly, Azahares Literary Magazine, The Elevation Review, The Tiny Seed Literary Journal and Variant Literature Journal. — 22

“Why do Birds Fly?” & “Drought” — Amber Pierson has 7 published poems and 1 published story. She has an associates degree in Creative Writing and is going for her bachelors/master’s in professional Writing at SUNY Cortland. @grimoireofawitch — 23

“We’re Kin Now” — Joan Kresich is a climate activist in Livingston, Montana and Berkeley, California, living both quiet small town and intense urban life.  She is the author of Picturing Restorative Justice.  Her work has appeared in CounterPunch, Adanna Literary Journal, Chrysalis, and Albatross Poetry Journal, and Dark Matter:Women Witnessing,  and Ms. Blog. — 23

“Lovesick,” “Happy” & “Fast Friends” — Oliver B. Berg spends his days as a high school student but in the afternoon he reads poetry and classic literature. His favorite writers are Charles Bukowski, Yukio Mishima, and Haruki Murakami. He plans to write poems and travel for the better part of his future which he intends to pursue after University. — 24-25

“It All Depends on Context” & “Spoiled Only Child” — Nicole Koroch Mason teaches and writes in Kalamazoo, Michigan. She has worked on the editorial teams of Analecta, Passages North, and Third Coast Magazine and her work has appeared in Midwestern Gothic, Slipstream, Five:2:One, Crab Creek Review, Santa Ana River Review, and others. — 25-26

“Variegated Foliage,” “Assassins of Greenery (In the Mind of a Potted Plant)” & “Ode to the Color Green” — Alison Jennings is a Seattle-based poet who began submitting her work after retiring from public school teaching.  Recently, she has had over 40 poems published in various literary journals, both in print and online, and has won 3rd place or honorable mention in several contests. Please visit her website for details at: — 26-27

“Get Through” & “Memories” — Ken Kakareka is a writer who lives in California with his wife-to-be. Ken’s stuff has been published in DoveTales Journal, HASH Journal, Route 7 Review, The Vital Sparks Journal, Burnt Pine Magazine, Bluepepper, and more. He has stuff forthcoming in Sandstorm, Spectra Poets, and Gargoyle Magazine. Visit him at — 27

“Green,” “The Forest” & “Spring Startles” — Jo Angela Edwins has published poems in venues including Calyx, New South, Breakwater Review, and Zone 3. Her chapbook Play was published in 2016. She teaches at Francis Marion University and lives in Florence, SC, where she serves as the poet laureate of the Pee Dee region of the state.@JoAngelaEdwins / @edwinscats — 28-29

“Pearl Under Tongue” — Michelle Renee is an emerging poet and author, a student of sociology, a working musician, and a D&D podcaster. Much of their writing focuses on family, legacy, and anger. They live with their partner and cat on unceded Treaty 4 Territory (aka, Southern Saskatchewan). This is their first publication. — 29

“The Jade Room” & “Death Salad” — Cynthia Gallaher, a Chicago-based poet, is author of four poetry collections, including Epicurean Ecstasy: More Poems About Food, Drink, Herbs and Spices, three chapbooks, including Drenched, and the nonfiction Frugal Poets’ Guide to Life: How to Live a Poetic Life, Even If You Aren’t a Poet. @swimmerpoet / @frugalpoet  — 29-30

“The Forecast Speaks of Double Moons,” “Mid-Spring and only the Birds Know It” & “Warning” — Esther Sadoff is a teacher and writer from Columbus, Ohio. Her poems have been featured or are forthcoming in Free State Review, Parhelion Literary Magazine, Passengers Journal, SWWIM, Marathon Literary Review, West Trade Review, River Mouth Review, Penultimate Peanut, as well as other publications. — 30-31

“Once More on Your Banks” — Ravichandra Chittampalli retired as Chair, Department of English, University of Mysore. He was the Northrop Frye Fellow at University of Toronto. His poems have been published by The Sunday Mail, Lakeview, Otherwise Engaged, Aurora and Blossoms, Aloe, Dreich, Havik, and Dillydoun Review. He now lives in Malaysia practising poetry in English. — 31

“Fill the Ghost Position” & “The Last New Beginning” — Emily Fisher is an English Literature & Creative Writing student. Shortlisted for the Streetcake Experimental Writing prize 2020, publications of her work can be found in Havik journal and Dreich chapbooks. Inspired by classic and contemporary poets alike, she is most drawn to exploring our emotional connectivity with nature. Tweeting from @emilyfisherLDN. — 33

“La Isla” — Ryan Diaz is a poet and writer from Queens, NY. He holds a BA in History from St. Johns University and is currently completing a MA in Biblical Studies. Ryan’s writing attempts to find the divine in the ordinary. He currently lives in Queens, NY with his wife Janiece. @ryan.diaz  — 34

“Housebody,” “Will Rain or Night Come First” & “Round and Round” — Dan Raphael’s poetry collection, Maps Menus Emanations, just came out this June from cyberwit. Starting Small was published last October by Alien Buddha. More recent poems appear in eratio, Former People, Ginosko and Otoliths. Most Wednesdays Dan writes and records a current events poem for The KBOO Evening News. — 34-35

“Out to the Far Island,” “Precautions,” “Estrangements” & “If People Knew Trees” — Andrea Moorhead is editor of Osiris and author of several collections of poems, including The Carver’s Dream (Red Dragonfly Press) and À l’ombre de ta voix (Le Noroît). Recent translations include The Red Bird by Marie-Christine Masset (Oxybia Editions, France). Moorhead’s work is featured in The Bitter Oleander, Autumn 2018. — 36

“Til the Work is Done” — Patrick Short is a trade-unionist, student, and New Jersey resident. He is an aspiring poet, with his work rooted largely in themes of nature and memory. Patrick hopes to continue his writing while he completes his degree and also to broaden the scope of his work and poetic themes. — 37

“Holy Gathering of the Seventy Elohim” & “Subete no kamigami no jinga” — Tom Sharp is a Native American of Aleut heritage, a member of Seldovia Village Tribe of Seldovia, Alaska, living in Seattle. He is the author of numerous books, including Spectacles: A Sampler of Poems and Prose, Taurean Horn Press, SciFi, Things People Do, The book of beliefs, and First Nations. @poetTomSharp / @f_t_sharp — 38

“Playing Chess” — Thomas Benstead is a recent graduate of Osgoode Hall Law School. His work has been published by the Society of Classical Poets. He lives in Toronto, Canada. — 39

“Purple Martin Sestina” — Shelby Stephenson was poet laureate of North Carolina from 2015-2018.  He is a member of the Society of Distinguished Alumni, Department of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison.  His recent book is Shelby’s Lady:  The Hog Poems.  He was editor of the international literary journal Pembroke Magazine for thirty-two years. — 40

“Passenger” — Rebecca Senteney (She/Her) lives in Sacramento with her partner and two cats. In her limited free time, she considers herself a poet, although it is only recently that she has attempted to get published. Poetry is lovely because it assists her in managing past trauma and in seeing the sky. — 41

“Downsized” & “Spraying the Cracks”  — Sandra Kolankiewicz’s poems have appeared widely, most recently in One, Fortnightly Review, Otis Nebulae, Galway Review, Trampset, Concho River Review, London Magazine, New World Writing and Appalachian Review. — 41

“Hope for the Day” — Ellen June Wright was born in England of West Indian parents. She has consulted on guides for three PBS poetry series. She was a finalist in the Gulf Stream 2020 summer poetry contest and is a founding member of Poets of Color virtual poetry workshop. @ellenjunewrites — 42

“Paris of the West,” “Subtend,” “Redwood Fairy Ring” & “Self-Portrait as Chlorine Pool” — BEE LB is an array of letters, bound to impulse; they are a writer creating delicate connections. they have called any number of places home; currently,  a single yellow wall in Southeastern Michigan. they have been published in Crooked Arrow Press, Badlung Press, opia mag, and Revolute Lit, among others. — 42-43

“Green Turtle,” “Au Printemps” & “Bonnard’s Almond Tree in Blossom” — A life-long resident of Connecticut, John Muro’s first volume of poems, In the Lilac Hour, was published last fall by Antrim House, and it is available on Amazon. His poems have been published or are forthcoming in Moria, Euphony, French Literary Journal, Third Wednesday, River Heron, Clementine Unbound, Freshwater and elsewhere. 44

“Packages” & “Stream Gazing” — Best of the Net nominee, Rich Glinnen, enjoys bowling, and eating his daughter’s cheeks at his home in Bayside, NY. His work can be read in various print and online journals, as well as on his Tumblr and Instagram pages. His wife calls him Ho-ho. @richglinnen — 44

“Housekeeping” & “Treetop at 9” — Seattle poet T. Clear is a founder of Floating Bridge Press and Easy Speak Seattle. Her work has appeared in many magazines, including Common Ground Review, Crannog, Poetry Northwest, Raven Chronicles, Sheila-na-Gig, The Rise-Up Review, Red Earth Review,, and The Moth. She is an Associate Editor at Bracken Magazine. — 45

“Amaryllis” — Patricia Phillips-Batoma holds a PhD in French literature from UIUC. She is a French to English translator and teaches for the Program in Translation and Interpreting Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She has published poems in Offcourse and Tuck Magazine. She lives and writes in central Illinois. — 45

“Urban Adjustments” — James B. Nicola, a returning contributor and Yale Grad, is the author of six collections of poetry, the latest being Fires of Heaven: Poems of Faith and Sense. His theater career culminated in the nonfiction book Playing the Audience: The Practical Guide to Live Performance, which won a Choice award. — 46

“When Green Changes Its Mind” — Rikki Santer’s poetry has received many honors including five Pushcart and three Ohioana book award nominations as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities.   Her tenth poetry collection, How to Board a Moving Ship, will be published this fall. Please contact her through her website: — 46

“Preparation” — Ron. Lavalette lives on Vermont’s Canadian border. His poetry, flash fiction, and creative nonfiction has been very widely published in both print and pixel forms. His debut chapbook, Fallen Away (Finishing Line Press), is now available at all standard outlets. A reasonable sample of his work can be found at EGGS OVER TOKYO – — 46

“Let’s Imagine a (Green, Grass, New, Fern) Space in All its Definitions” — Jaden Bleier is a young artist who studies poetry, photography, digital art, and more. Her works have been published in Maudlin House and White Wall Review and have been awarded a National Silver Medal. Jaden is currently an undergrad who enjoys spending time in the sun and with her plants. @jadenrbleier — 47

“Green” — Melissa Ridley Elmes is a Virginia native currently living in Missouri in an apartment that delightfully approximates a hobbit hole with a family that lets her write because keeping her busy doing what she likes frees them to do what they like. Her poetry and prose have appeared in Thimble, HeartWood, The World of Myth, Spillwords, and various other print and web venues, and her first collection of poems, Arthurian Things, was published by Dark Myth Publications in 2020. — 48

“Rat Race,” “No Hope in Nature,” “Kilroy Was Here,” “Remaining,” “The World is Trash” & “Manifest” — 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. @philo.den — 50-51

Long Form & Prose

“Searchlight and the Great One Decide a Wager” — Mark DiFruscio is currently pursuing his PhD in English at Oklahoma State University. His previously published fiction and poetry has appeared in Fiction International, FlashFiction Review, pacificREVIEW and the San Diego Reader and his short story ‘The Alien Dialogues’ was selected as one of the winners of the 2020 AWP Intro Journals Project. — 54-55

“The Brackish of Waters” — Tim Knight is a South Korean adoptee currently enrolled in creative writing at Metropolitan State University. In his free time, Tim loves to write music, poetry, and fictional stories that touch the soul. On a typical weekend, when his mind reels from his creative endeavors, he can be seen walking at a nearby park, cooking a new dish, or enjoying other works of art through movies, magazines, poetry, and books. Tim Knight is a lifelong writer who was first instilled with the love of the craft from his mother in the fourth grade, where they would often write stories together.  — 55-59

“Portrait of a Devil” — Brenna Schnedar is a sophomore studying at MiraCosta College. She hopes to study literature or biology in the future, but enjoys knitting or drawing in her free time, and daydreams about making her own webcomic one day. A lifelong Californian, she hopes to travel much more in the upcoming years. — 60-62

“The Summoning” — Ember Reed is a senior student enrolled in Stephen F. Austin State University’s Creative Writing Bachelor of Fine Arts program. Originally from Tulia Texas, Ember’s work has appeared in The Plainview Herald, The Swisher County News, The Tulia Herald, and The Hornet. She was also awarded the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo 4-H Organization scholarship for her writing and other efforts within 4-H. Ember is currently focused on creating a linked collection of short stories centered around a new outlook and some fresh perspectives on old wives’ tales, fables, and mythology. She is also writing her first science fiction novel. @sparky_writes / @reed_ember — 62-63

“The Tribute of Wild Tears” — Bruce Crown is from Toronto. He is an alumnus of the University of Toronto and the University of Copenhagen. Most of his time is spent reading both classic and contemporary fiction, watching confusing Criterion films, and playing terrible fútbol. He splits his time between Copenhagen, the Côte d’Azur, and Toronto. @brucecrown / @wittyoutlaw — 63

“The Void,” “The Pain,” “The Affair,” “The Thief,” “Opportunities,” & “Tug-of-War” — Tanni Haas, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences, and Disorders at The City University of New York – Brooklyn College. He is the author or editor of three books and many articles. His poems and short stories have appeared in various literary magazines. — 64-65

“Inside These Walls” — Leah Holbrook Sackett’s published books include her novella Raising St. Elisabeth, and short story collections Swimming Middle River and White Knight Escort Service. Additionally, she has a third collection, Catawampus in Sweetgum County, scheduled for publication in spring 2022. Leah was nominated for a Pushcart Prize and over 75 of Leah’s stories have appeared in literary journals. She is an adjunct lecturer in English at the University of Missouri – St. Louis, where she earned her M.F.A. Leah’s stories explore journeys toward autonomy and the boundaries placed on the individual. Learn about her published fiction at @alicewonderland.leah / @leahsackett — 65-67

“This Isn’t a Sad Hankie” — Jennifer Bowen Neergaard created BookHive, a beta reader service for authors. She studied at Sackett Street Writers in Brooklyn and is a graduate of NYU Tisch School of the Arts. Her short stories have appeared in The Ocotillo Review. Jennifer lives in Irvington, New York, with her husband and daughter. — 67-69

“Intersection” — Anna Elin Kristiansen’s writing passion lies in crafting psychological drama and exploring the thin line between reality, sanity and what society labels lunacy. For many years, she was of the travelling office tribe and tried life on for size in various corners of the world. These days, she lives in the green city of Copenhagen with her Danish husband and two daughters. She holds an MSc in Economics but has since swerved away from numbers and and now works as a copywriter and content creator. Her own writing has appeared in the Delmarva Review (fiction) and on Minimalism Life (essays). @MindMamas — 70-75

“Rufus” — Judith Ellen is a queer, Black femme based in New England. She is also a mother, clinical research scientist, yoga instructor and frequent dabbler in all things astrology and tarot. Her work has been most recently featured in Misplacement Magazine, Plantain Mag, How2BeBad, and other literary journals. Her earliest memory of writing was lyrics to an unnamed song in the John Thompson piano book for first graders. She wrote the words in between the treble and bass clef notes. This was a no-no to her piano teacher. She’s been finding rules to break ever since then. @karmicdragonshead / @thekarmicdragon — 75-76

“The Supreme Leader Directs His Minions” — Edward Michael Supranowicz grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has worked a variety of jobs, most recently as a teacher in an after school program for K-6. Some of Edward’s artwork has recently appeared or will soon appear in Another Chicago Magazine, Oddball Mag, In Parentheses, Door Is a Jar, FishFood Magazine, Dream Noir, Penumbra, and other literary and art magazines. Edward is also a published poet. — 76

“Green Smile” — Rachel Racette, born 1999, in Balcarres, Saskatchewan. Interested in creating her own world and characters and loves in writing fiction. She has always loved books of fantasy and science fiction as well as comics. Published in the anthology; The Spelunkers: A Chipper Press Anthology, Underwood Press Online Journal. — 77-79

“Shoes to Fly” — Rafael Mendes is a writer and translator from Brazil based in Dublin, Ireland. His work has appeared in Writing Home: The New Irish Poets (Dedalus Press, 2019), Arrival at Elsewhere (Against the Grain, 2020) and elsewhere. His translation of Brazilian poetry has been recently published in Cyphers. He’s a 2021 recipient of The Irish Writers Centre Course Bursary and is a candidate for a Master’s in Comparative Literature at Trinity College Dublin.@rafaelmendes341 — 79-80 

“We’re From Michigan” — Carl Boon is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (The Nasiona Press, 2019). His writing has appeared in many journals and magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Posit, and The Maine Review. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature from Ohio University, and currently lives in Turkey. — 81

“Monarcas” — Casandra Hernández Ríos received her MFA in Creative Writing, Fiction, from CSU Long Beach. Her fiction has been recognized by Glimmer Train Press with honorable mentions, and has appeared in The Acentos Review, Golden Streetcar, Spectrum Literary Journal, Verdad magazine, Two Sisters, and the Santa Ana River Review. @purplechickpeas — 82-86

“Red Eye to Albany” — Martin Dolan is an undergraduate student at Binghamton University. He’s originally from Albany, New York. His writing can be found in local zines, blogs, and student publications. @marty.dolan — 86-90

“Recasting Shadows” — Fascinated by the role fiction can play in examining and developing metacognition, Soramimi Hanarejima writes stories to engage in literary experiments about consciousness with the aspiration of finding unique narrative insights. Soramimi is the author of two story collections; Literary Devices For Coping and Visits to the Confabulatorium, which Jack Cheng said, “captures moonlight in Ziploc bags and gives us the pleasure of opening them, one by one.”  Soramimi’s recent work appears in South Florida Poetry Journal, Lunch Ticket, 300 Days of Sun, AMBIT, Pulp Literature and Heavy Feather Review. To find out more about Soramimi, please visit — 90-91


“An Ethereal Love” — Sara Hailstone is an educator and writer from Madoc, Ontario who orients towards the ferocity and serenity of nature and what we can learn as humans from the face of forest in our own lives. A graduate of Guelph University (B.A.) and Queen’s University (M.A. and B.Ed.), she has currently just completed her Masters in English in Public Texts at Trent University. @hamartiaandi / @sara_hailstone — 92

“What the Man with the Stutter Means to Me” — Will Carter is a native of Roswell, Georgia. He suffered a traumatic brain injury in October of 2007, while he was a senior in high school. After a stay at the Shepherd Center, he went on to get his Master of Fine Arts in Playwriting & Master of Arts in Teaching. Now, he lives in Roswell with his wife and daughter and teaches at Kennesaw State University. His work has been published in Brain Injury Hope Magazine, The Purpled Nail, Uncomfortable Revolution, and His View from Home. He loves his job, sharing his story with his students, and encouraging them on to live their lives to the fullest.                  @whitekidlimps / @sideeffectsofabraininjury — 86-90

“Ilford Delta 100 Review” — Justin “Suede” Hunte is a Bronx born visual artist and producer based in NYC. You can often find Suede assisting with processing and developing in the photo lab at Photodom located in Brooklyn. — 96-98


“Semana de Moda” Igor Aquino, or Marble Astronaut, 22 years old, Brazilian, lives in the city of Feira de Santana, Bahia. Making digital and analog collage for three years & likes to work with racial themes, valorization of black culture and beauty and its historical part. — 1

Collage Works — Dmitry JVD, collage artist from Moscow, Russia — 10, 100

“Frog in Orange,” “Humming bird” & “Snail Times” — Jennifer Frederick is an artist, a writer, and a law student at University of Maryland Baltimore. She has been writing since a young age and creating collages since 2016. Her work has appeared in Coffee People Zine; Beyond Words Literary Magazine; and 1807: An Art and Literary Journal. @collagesofcollege — 32-33, 82-83, 94-95

“Fallen” — Erik Suchy is an emerging writer who currently attends Metropolitan State University in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he plans on obtaining his B.A. in Creative Writing. He is most passionate about writing speculative fiction in the horror and crime genres. His short fiction has appeared or is forthcoming in The Yard: Crime Blog, Youth Imagination Magazine, Haute Dish Magazine, and Close To The Bone. As a hobby, he enjoys pursuing photography with both his Nikon D300 and Sony A6500 at his side. You can find his photography in print and online in Haute Dish Magazine and Shift Literary Journal. — 13

“Here and No Where Else” Photography has always been a passion for Johnbel Mahautiere along with computer science. Both fields have transformed into them a person that is able to create genuine art that touches others and solve the problem along the way that is impactful on others life. — 16

“Catalpa Worms on 35mm” — Austin Horn is located just north of Atlanta. He uses a combination of digital and film photography. His aim is to document the world and the people around him. He also makes lofi music recorded on cassette. @Pony_boy_ — 22-23

“Green” Acrylic Sculpting — Danielle O’Hanlon is a visual artist specializing in acrylic on canvas and based out of the Myrtle Beach SC. Check them out at and to stay up to date , Instagram @DanielleOHanlonArt. — 28-29

“Help Right” — Marcus Fields works for Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), managing day-to-day operations of two student-centered art-making spaces: the Language and Media Center and Art Studio. He experiments in a range of artistic expression, including theatre, video production, photography, graphic design, and printmaking among others. His interest lies in finding intersections between these various mediums and allowing them to inform one another. — 32-33, 88-89

“New Haven Atom Trees” — David Straange is a painter working in a diverse range of media embracing the intersection of Expressionism, Minimalism, Conceptualism, Abstraction, Street Art, Neo-Geometric Conceptualism and Fauvism. His work explores the subconscious through intuitive abstraction. He explores the idea of the repressed subconscious through abstraction. Drawing from a diverse range of African-Polynesian mythology to the psychology of Jung and Freud, David is interested in externalizing the interior experience of the mind and the factors that shape it. He sees art as a looking glass into the future of the human consciousness and how it effects our actions when David paints. — 49

“Help Right” & “Leafless 5” — Marcus Fields works for Michigan State University’s Residential College in the Arts and Humanities (RCAH), managing day-to-day operations of two student-centered art-making spaces: the Language and Media Center and Art Studio. He experiments in a range of artistic expression, including theatre, video production, photography, graphic design, and printmaking among others. His interest lies in finding intersections between these various mediums and allowing them to inform one another. — 32-33, 88-89

“Hopscotch,” “Turmoil 11,” “Sometimes Worlds Collide“ & “Midnight Ghosts“ — 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. — 52-53, 78-79, 92-93

“Balance and Disorientation” — Rick Rider has no formal artistic training, but has always dabbled in photography, sketching, collage, and assemblage as creative outlets throughout childhood, K – Grad School, the Navy, and various project management and writing careers. He began seriously making cut and torn paper collages in the early 1990’s, inevitably starting with surrealism. Kurt Schwitter’s small Merz collages were a major influence that led his work into abstraction. Since his retirement on the day Maryland clamped down on COVID he’s had time to create and populate Tumblr blogs as ways to share his past and ongoing artistic efforts with a wider audience.  — 71

From the Editor:

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In Parentheses Magazine (Volume 7, Issue 3) Winter 2022

By In Parentheses in IP Volume 7

32 pages, published 1/15/2022

The Winter 2022 issue of In Parentheses Literary Magazine. Published by In Parentheses (Volume 7, Issue32)
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