December 20, 2018
Featured Authors and Artist
Malaika Favorite received her BFA (1971) and MFA (1973) in art from Louisiana State University Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Her artwork is featured in: Art: African American by Samella Lewis, African American Art and Artist, also by Samella Lewis, Black Art in Louisiana by Bernardine B. Proctor and the St. James Guide to Black Artists, by Thomas Riggs.
Nathan Alling Long’s work has appeared in over fifty journals and anthologies, as well as on NPR. His collection of fifty flash fiction, The Origin of Doubt, was released in spring 2018 from Press 53, and his collection, Two Stories, Some Tales, and a Yarn, was a finalist for the Hudson Book Manuscript Prize and the Iowa Fiction Award. He is the recipient of a Mellon grant, a Truman Capote literary fellowship, and three Pushcart nominations. He lives in Philadelphia and teaches at Stockton University in N.J.
Arjun Parikh’s work has appeared in Into the Void, Black Fox Literary Magazine, and phoebe. He recently graduated from New York University with a degree in African-American Studies, and he is in the process of applying to law school. He lives in Palo Alto, where he coaches soccer, tutors high school students in English, and writes.
German-born Chila Woychik has bylines in Cimarron, Portland Review, Atticus, and others. She won the 2017 Loren Eiseley Creative Nonfiction Award & the 2016 Linda Julian Creative Nonfiction Award. She’s the founding editor at Eastern Iowa Review & is seeking a publisher for her first essay collection. www.chilawoychik.com
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Joey Aronhalt is an Akron-based film photographer. He mainly uses medium format film, using both color and black white film, depending on the photography series, and what he is trying to convey to the viewer. His main goal throughout his photographs is to make the viewer question what is going on and whether his photos have the answers or not.
Krysta Ryan is a recent graduate from Ashford University with a BA in Journalism and Mass Communication and a Minor in Writing and resides in historic North Bend, Ohio. Her work has been featured in Poets of the Heartland, The Ash and for the Artworks # Be the Secret campaign in Cincinnati.
Artist statement: Insects are the most fascinating creatures typically overlooked as important species to our ecosystem. Inspired by the lack of understanding humans have about insects, this picture of a Katydid shows the delicate beauty of the bush cricket. Its vibrant green color makes this two-inch guy a stunning speciesism of Mother natures capabilities.
Internationally collected artist Richard Vyse has shown in galleries in Manhattan and Honolulu. He has studied at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan and taught at Pratt in Brooklyn. His art has been featured in many international magazines. His art is in the Leslie Lohman Museum Collection in Manhattan. http://manartbyvyse.blogspot.com