By Willow Barnes
Willow is a high school student in 11th grade. She is 16 years old and currently pursuing a path in graphic design. Willow creates art whenever she can, trying to make anything. One week she could be only using watercolors, the next using only acrylics. Art is the one thing that makes her truly happy, and that is why she create it. She says the amazing thing about art is that each day can be something new, and can't wait to see what is to come.
By Aisha Jemila Daniels
Aisha Jemila Daniels is a visual artist from Miami. She's a senior at Howard University, where she is studying Fine Art Photography. Her art is influenced and inspired by her experiences, things that she's deeply passionate about and conflicts her. She hopes her work can offer something important to the world. She's developing staged photographs in which she constructs a scene of a moment in her life experience and documents it. The project is her visual diary. The project confronts who she is, who she wants to be, what she actually ends up being in that particular moment, and how she's affected by her surroundings may it be positive or negative.
By Murray Dunlap
Murray Dunlap's work has appeared in countless magazines and journals. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize three times, as well as to Best New American Voices. The extraordinary individuals Pam Houston, Michael Knight, and Fred Ashe taught him the art of writing. Go here for a look at his work.
Icebergs to Sink Ships With
by Beatriz Menendez
Beatriz Menendez is a visual artist currently based in Edinburgh whose work has appeared in The Bohemyth, Roadside Fiction and the Referendum Rant, among others. This year she has also published her first book of poetry, Excepciones Universales, with Impronta Press, which won the Asturias Prize of Poetry.