Issue #47 Contributors

December 20, 2019

Featured Authors & Artist

Malin Abrahamsson

Malin Abrahamsson is an interdisciplinary artist deeply fascinated by material and existential transformation. The recipient of several residencies, grants and awards, she has exhibited nationally and internationally, and completed several public commissions in and around New York City. Malin received her BFA with an honorable mention from The School of Visual Arts. Born and raised in northern Sweden, she now lives and works in Brooklyn, N.Y.

Nadia Alexis

Nadia Alexis is a poet, photographer, and organizer born in Harlem, New York City to Haitian immigrants. Her poetry has been published in The American Poetry Journal, Texas Review, Tinderbox Poetry Journal, and elsewhere. Her photography has been published in fields magazine, TORCH Journal, and MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She has received poetry fellowships from the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop and The Watering Hole, as well as a visual arts fellowship from the The Carr Center Independent Scholars Fellowship program. Her photographs have been shown in several exhibitions in the U.S. and Cuba. She is currently a creative writing Ph.D. student at the University of Mississippi where she also earned her MFA.

Shane Inman

Shane Inman is a freelance tour writer born and raised in the smallest state in the US. He gave up a budding career as a technical writer to focus on his creative work, which includes both writing and theatre. More comfortable behind the lights than in front of them, he has directed several theatrical performances, including Will Eno’s The Realistic Joneses and an original adaptation of Apocalypse Now. When he has the time and resources, he travels domestically and abroad, performing volunteer work in exchange for room and board. He has lived on an animal sanctuary and in a monastery, among other odd places, but wherever he strays his home will always be the New England winter and the city of Providence, Rhode Island.

Steven Moore

Steven Moore holds a B.A. in English from the University of Iowa and an MFA in creative nonfiction from Oregon State University. His debut book, The Longer We Were There: A Memoir of a Part-Time Soldier (University of Georgia Press, 2019), won the AWP Award for Creative Nonfiction. His essays have previously appeared in Kenyon Review online, The Georgia Review, Ninth Letter, Entropy, and the anthology, Why We Write: Craft Essays on Writing War (Middle West Press, 2019), among others. He is a contributing editor at Moss: A Journal of the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Corvallis, Ore.

Additional Imagery By

Marieken Cochius

Marieken Cochius is a Dutch-born artist who has lived and worked in New York City since 1987, and in the Hudson Valley since 2013. Meditative, strong and intuitive work that often explores growth forms, movement and containment of energy, she is drawn to remote places where she studies nature and makes art inspired by it. Her work encompasses drawing, painting, sculpture and printmaking. A sculptural public commission was completed in 2017 for the Village of Wappingers Falls, N.Y., and will be installed in the spring of 2020. Recent solo shows were at Matteawan Gallery in Beacon, N.Y, and Holland Tunnel Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. Cochius has participated in recent group exhibitions at The Ely Center, New Haven, Conn.; Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, N.Y; LAB Space, Hillsdale, N.Y; Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, N.Y; and Ube Gallery, Berkeley, Calif. Her work was recently featured on the covers of Willard and Maple Magazine, Sun Spot Journal, and inside Tiny Seed Literary Journal, Esthetic Apostle, FLAR, DeLuge Journal, Alluvian Environmental Journal, and Raw Art Review.

Fabio Sassi

Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics putting a quirky twist to his subjects. Sometimes he employs an unusual perspective that gives a new angle of view using what is hidden, discarded or considered to have no worth by the mainstream. Fabio lives in Bologna, Italy. His work can be viewed at


Rebecca Youssef

Rebecca Youssef is an abstract painter and muralist raised on the north shore of O’ahu, Hawaii and currently living and working in Los Angeles, California. Rebecca’s paintings are heavily influenced by the raw natural beauty of the southwest- the desert, the coast, the mountains. Equipped with a contemporary aesthetic rooted in mid-century modernism, Rebecca’s work strives to evoke a sensory experience, memory or feeling. Her work explores themes ranging from contemplative and complex to the seemingly mundane while exploring the boundaries of abstraction. Rebecca received her BFA from the University of Arizona in Tucson and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue her M.A. in Art Education at Loyola Marymount University. During graduate school, Rebecca served as an artist mentor with the Los Angeles- based non-profit, ARTsmart, which provides an arts education for underserved schoolchildren. Following graduate school, Rebecca focused on teaching art at various schools across Los Angeles. In 2015, she returned to her art practice full-time and maintains an art studio at the Santa Monica Airport art complex.