Whiplash: A Queer Theory Investigation Of Jazz Music – Rhi Storer

  Rhi Storer is a politics graduate from the University of Birmingham, and an aspiring digital data journalist. Her academic interests include the intersection of cultural theory and data for a new radical journalism, musicology, and critical theory. She tweets @rhistorerwrites Outside of academia, she enjoys jazz, painting, poetry, and rock climbing. Don’t forget the…

An interview with Nora Selmani

Nora Selmani is a writer and poet based in London, an MA student in Comparative Literature at Kings College London and an Arts & Humanities editor at Porridge. We caught up with Nora to find out more about her first collection of poetry, Portraits, which has recently been released by the Cardiff-based publisher Lumin. In Portraits,…

ONE POEM – Loisa Fenichell

Loisa Fenichell is a Brooklyn-based middle school special education teacher. She recently received her BFA from the aptly named Purchase College, located in Purchase, NY, where she studied Creative Writing and Literature. Her poems have appeared in various publications, including Pink Monkey Magazine, Gandy Dancer, The Rising Phoenix Review, Electric Cereal, and Winter Tangerine Magazine….

THREE POEMS – Shirley Jones-Luke

Image: JACK WHITTEN, “Black Monolith, II: Homage To Ralph Ellison The Invisible Man,” 1994 (acrylic and mixed media on canvas: molasses, copper, salt, coal ash, chocolate, onion, herbs, rust, eggshell, razor blade). | © Jack Whitten, Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth   Shirley Jones-Luke is a poet and a writer from Boston, Mass. She…

Cat people – Antonia Cundy

Antonia Cundy is an postgraduate student at the University of Cambridge, studying on an MPhil in American Literature. She has written (poetry and prose) for The Financial Times, The Economist, and The Oxonian Review, amongst others. Her work can be found at www.antoniacundy.com.  Image: paul morris on Unsplash Cat People On 11th December 2017, The New Yorker published Kristen Roupenian’s short story, ‘Cat Person’,…

Exploring the presentation of witchcraft and the supernatural in the work of Thomas Hardy – Georgia Tindale

Image: Jacket image of The Return of the Native by Thomas Hardy, Penguin Paperback (1999) Georgia Tindale works as an Assistant Editor in Amsterdam and is the co-editor of Porridge. She enjoys writing on a wide range of subjects including science, health and society, history, religion and postcolonial studies. Her poetry will be published in Laurel Magazine later this year, she tweets @tindale_georgia.  Exploring…

Women’s Rights in Kosovo – Iliriana Fteja

Iliriana Fteja is an aspiring writer with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from DePaul University, with a passion for International Law and Human Rights. Currently taking a gap year and working for USA Today – Gannett, you can follow her on twitter to keep up with her opinions and political views. Featured image: ‘Thinking of You’, a 2015 exhibition…

The Loneliest Drag King – Johnny Jupiter

Image: Julie Andrews in Victor/Victoria (1982) 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…

Does medicine shape gender or do gender ideals shape medicine? – Rachel Snow

Rachel Snow is a medical student who spent her pre-clinical years at Cambridge University and studied Psychology with Sociology during her third year there. She is now studying hospital-based medicine at Imperial College in London. Rachel has a particular interest in considering gender and how society, with medicine as a subset of society, shapes and…

POETRY – Nora Selmani

Nora Selmani is a bilingual babe, feminist killjoy, and recent Lit graduate based in London. Her principal interest is in gendered diasporic experiences, especially in poetry. She has had her work published in Dead King Magazine, FEMRAT, and currently co-edits Porridge Magazine. Dream III: Birds Young magpies fall into my lap translucent and still, curled…