Narrative Northeast is a literary and arts magazine dedicated to diverse voices and visions. With NN’s editorial picks, we’re hoping to help to mitigate the insistent voices of mono-culture and patriarchy. We’re looking for diverse, playful, edgy, socially & environmentally aware voices, feminist, LBGT and straight. However, any topic or theme is acceptable, as we see the arts in general as a powerful catalyst for change. NN supports Northeastern artists and writers, and especially those from New Jersey, but like any good oxymoron, we will gladly go global (and of course national) for our art and lit. picks. (An engraving by William Blake, “Europe supported by Africa and America”)
Founding and contributing editor, Pamela Hughes’ book of poems, Meadowland Take My Hand is forthcoming from Three Mile Harbor Press (www.3MileHarborPress). Her poetry has appeared in Literary Mama, Thema, The Paterson Literary Review, The Red Wheelbarrow Anthologies, The Minnesota Review, Isotope: A Journal of Science and Nature Writing;The Brooklyn Review and elsewhere, as well a poem forthcoming in PANK Magazine. She has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College, where she studied with Allen Ginsberg.
Chen Chen was our guest editor/co-editor for Issue 4. He is the author of When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities, winner of the A. Poulin, Jr. Poetry Prize and forthcoming spring 2017 from BOA Editions, Ltd. He has also written two chapbooks, Kissing the Sphinx (Two of Cups Press, 2016) and Set the Garden on Fire (Porkbelly Press, 2015). His poems have recently appeared in The Adroit Journal, Gulf Coast, Indiana Review, The Normal School, and Raleigh Review. He has received fellowships from Kundiman, the Saltonstall Foundation, Lambda Literary and Narrative Northeast. Chen is currently pursuing a PhD in English and Creative Writing at Texas Tech University. Visit him at chenchenwrites.com.
Quassan Castro was guest/co-editor for Issue 3. He has a MFA in Creative Writing from Fairleigh Dickinson University. He is a journalist, columnist, entertainment and culture critic, poet and author. His work ranges from personal essays, fiction, poetry, music and book reviews, celebrity interviews and culture writing. Quassan is social media publicist for Dr. bell hooks. His works have been featured in top national magazines and top online outlets that include Essence Magazine, Essence Magazine Online, Heart and Soul Magazine Online, BET (Black Entertainment Television), Black Enterprise Online, Jet Magazine Online, National Education Association and Huffington Post.
Leah Woolridge is our literary and arts intern for Issue 4 and beyond. She is currently a student at Bloomfield College, where she studies English with a concentration in Writing. She loves both the written and the spoken word and writes poetry and short plays.
Alexandra Esposito was our art intern. She graduated from William Paterson University with an Art degree with a focus on curatorship.