ICELANDIC PHOTOGRAPHY – Saman Izadyar

Saman Izadyar is a Psychology graduate from Cardiff University. He likes to think of himself as an amateur photographer and writer, with a huge passion for music and art (in particular video games). He formerly edited for Quench magazine and sporadically writes posts on his blog at www.MisanthropicPhilanthropy.com. These photographs by Saman also appear in the inaugural…

POETRY – Elden Morrow

Image: Joe Bradley, Untitled from 5 Lithographs, 2015 Elden Morrow is a recent graduate from the University of Birmingham – BA in English with Creative Writing – and is returning there to do an MA. He loves poetry and music that always appears to withhold something – lyrics that use understatement or humour to mask…

SHORT STORY – Dustin Heron

Image: Richard Lindner, ‘Poet from Fun City’, 1971, lithograph, MOMA. Dustin Heron holds an MA and an MFA from San Francisco State University. His work has appeared most recently in Watershed Review and Craft Literary, and is forthcoming from Occulum, Fictive Dream, and Ghost Parachute. His stories have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and Best…

Underwhelming Miracles of the Middle Ages – Chris Rouse

Chris Rouse is a graduate with an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York. He is a keen writer and loves to bore people about various historical topics. He is the founder of Voces Historiae. This essay by Chris also appears in the inaugural print issue of Porridge which is available for purchase here. Image: St…

THREE POEMS – Gabe Kahan

Image: Claude Cahun & Marcel Moore – Aveux non avenus, Planche VI, photomontage, 1919 Gabe Kahan is a poet, freelance writer, visual artist, head arts and music editor for the Red Fez, and the founding editor of Taxicab Magazine. His poetry has appeared in Occulum, The Bitchin’ Kitsch, The Paragon Journal, and others. He lives…