How is power imagined in relation to digital media? – Zoe Head

Zoe Head is a recent Drama and English Literature graduate from University of Birmingham. She is interested in future technologies and their ethical, philosophical and social implications and is an adamant fan of dystopian fiction.   How is power imagined in relation to digital media? At the beginning of her documentary, Citizenfour, Laura Poitras reads…

POETRY – Umang Kalra

Image: Frida Kahlo – The Wounded Deer, 1946 Umang Kalra’s poems have previously appeared in Blue Marble Review, Quail Bell Magazine, VAYAVYA, Esthesia Magazine, and Coldnoon. She has previously served on the Masthead of Inklette Magazine, and is currently involved in a year-long mentorship programme with Doireann Ní Ghríofa for women of colour in Ireland….

POETRY – Elden Morrow

Image: Yayoi Kusama – I Want to Live Honestly, Like the Eye in the Picture, 2009 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…

POETRY – Chavonne Brown

Image: Jean-Michel Basquiat – Bird on Money, 1981 Chavonne Brown lives in Birmingham. He is soon to be a Creative Writing MA student at the University of Birmingham. A number of his stage plays have produced for the theatre and he hopes to do further work for the stage. He currently writes for The Unapologists…

Exploring how relationships are established across geographic and temporal boundaries through the utilisation of technology – Jess Ennis

Jess Ennis is a graduate from the University of Birimingham, film and culture writer for tmrw magazine, and marketing assistant who is interested in film, journalism and photography.  Exploring how relationships are established across geographic and temporal boundaries through the utilisation of technology In geographical research, the idea of the shrinking world has been a topic of…

The Loneliest Drag King – Johnny Jupiter

Johnny Jupiter aka Ar Booth is a trainee History teacher from Bradford. They studied History and Politics at University of Birmingham and did their undergraduate dissertation on the political subversiveness of drag kings while their MA dissertation was on the political subversiveness of female stand up comics. Johnny has performed drag for a year now…

Will You Marrow Me?

  Image credit: Anthony Nolan Carlos is a 21 year old Medical Science graduate from the University of Birmingham. He’s currently working as a Trainee Analyst within the NHS and has a keen interest in liberation issues as well as science and politics.   Who is Anthony Nolan? Unlike the title may lead you to…

POETRY – Sadia Pineda Hameed

Image: Helen Frankenthaler – Around the Clock with Red, 1983 Sadia Pineda Hameed is a third year English Literature student at Cardiff University whose interests include Deconstructionism, post-modern poetry, and exploring subjectivity through film and literature. She also edits Lumin.

The Americanisation of The Office – Jason Garske

Jason Garske aka Jay the Echo is a Hip Hop artist and producer from the Bay Area, California. He is interested in the utilization of music and other media as a vessel for social change. Visit his website to see his work.  The Americanisation of The Office Created, written, and directed by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant,…

NON-FICTION: Long twin silver line – Amber Tran

Amber D. Tran graduated from West Virginia University in 2012, where she specialized in lyrical non-fiction and contemporary poetry. She is the Editor-in-Chief for the Cold Creek Review literary journal. Her work has been featured in Calliope, Sonic Boom Journal, Spry Literary Journal, Cheat River Review, and more. She has work forthcoming in The Stray…

“Death’s Embassadour”: Herbert of Cherbury in his Diplomatic Contexts

Edward Herbert 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury by Isaac Oliver. Image credit: Isaac Oliver via Wikipedia Gavin Herbertson is an English postgraduate at Sidney Sussex, Cambridge. Focusing largely on the early seventeenth century, his research looks at spaces of overlap between early modern theatre and diplomacy. Working chronologically, broad areas of interest include: the poetry of…