Henry Mars is a nonbinary author living in Florida, living with their fiancé and a rambunctious cat named Arcadia. Born in the hallowed year of 1998, they grew up playing video games, watching movies, and reading books, absorbed in the various ways stories are told throughout different types of media. Wanting to create impactful stories like the ones they grew up with, they started out writing fanfiction and gradually progressed towards writing their own stories. They adore anything fantasy, supernatural, macabre, strange, and unusual, and incorporate those elements in nearly anything they write to create a world all their own. Artwork by Edward Michael Supranowicz
Sebastian Moya is a poet and a writer of fiction. He was raised between El Paso, TX and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua and graduated with a degree in Narrative Structure from the University of Southern California. Most of the time, he is bustling between Los Angeles and the Borderland. Artwork by Edward Michael Supranowicz
Phillipe Martin Chatelain is the Founder and Managing Editor of In Parentheses. He holds a Masters Degree in Poetry from The New School and earned a B.A. from Boston University. He writes as someone in the tradition of the urban troubadour or the flaneur–wandering, taking notes. He is a poet from New York City who is entirely compelled by telling the stories that unfold Uptown: a place where what is seen can seldom be believed. He believes that poetry of our generation has taken on a much more digital definition, that a “verse caption” or “lyrical tweet” may be its newest manifestation. Furthermore, it is important for “New Modernist” artists like those exhibited among the pages (physical and virtual) of In Parentheses Literary Magazine to assume all possible forms of media available in order to carry on the lineage of Sublime Art. His chapbook series of poetry entitled “taking shots alone” was self-published in 2012-2015 and a debut self-published collection of works is entitled FACETS (2019) is also available. He curates an urban greenhouse daily @philo.den on Instagram with an emphasis upon the tropical aroids that adorn the landscapes of his motherland Caribbean. Currently, his unemployed days are spent calculating the next direction of his life journey’s winds. As someone who is stricken and intrigued by all, Phillipe can find difficulty finding perfection in all things. His hands grow weary applying his own amendments to the beauty that he touches in order to leave further splendor in its wake. How much of everything is truly ours? Phillipe would like to strongly urge us all to think about the parts of life that we claim that are simply borrowed and would be better utilized with the consciousness not only that some may be temporary but that it must all be shared.
V. S. Rakenduvadhana is an Indian writer, poet and visual artist based in Helsinki. Her diurnal energies are mostly devoted to her work as a neuroscientist. While pursuing her scientific quests, she has had a lifelong nocturnal affair with art, philosophy and music in its many forms. Her poetry, fiction and visual art works are now emerging in some literary magazines including The Vital Sparks, The Abstract Elephant Magazine and Camas, while she is working on her first novel.