Folk

issue 2

IN THIS ISSUE: A PLAGUE OF BEETLES, ULTIMATE GRAND SUPREME, BIG SKY COUNTRY, THE Whole Unprecious, #NOTYOURTONTO, GOLDFISH OBITUARIES, AND A WOMAN GROWS GILLS.

To us, Folk is a collective of the human landscape; its clans, tribes, kinships, and legacies. But the collective is made up of individuals. We are isolated within our own perspective; it’s only by sharing, creating, writing and bearing witness that we can find out how it feels to be any particular person within the whole of Folk. [… read more]

Essays & Ethnographies

Rebecca Hazelwood
On Beauty
photo essay

Nicholas Mancuso
Goldfish Obituaries

Thomas Maschio
New Guinea Fishing Song

 

Fiction

Meredith Luby
A Thing In Motion

Caleb Ludwick
Slack

Kinfolk

guest-edited by Joy Priest

Raquel Salas Rivera
MISI BIUTIKWEEN BOT
a selfie series

Scherezade Siobhan
anam cara
maghrib
poetry

Clay Shields
Gary’s Bop
Belly
poetry

Scribble Scholar
CNF

Rebecca Saltzman
Shiva for Aunt Ruby
fiction

Danni Quintos
1991 And We Flew For Days
Possible Reasons…
poetry

Sophia Terazawa
During the Fall
Career Goals in Exile
The Currency of War
poetry

Barfolk

guest-edited by Sonya Vatomsky and Sam Slaughter

Folklore

edited by Anna Kovatcheva and Melissa R. Sipin

Ploi Pirapokin
Friedrich’s Thumb
fiction

Elizabeth Pearl
Leaf Girl
fiction

Benjamin Goldberg
Parable of the Air House
Church of the Strewn Pharmaceudicals
poetry

Michael Wasson
Inside Out
fiction

Brenda Mann Hammack
Hag Stone
fiction

Shira Erlichman
Kill the Sister
poetry

Annalise Mabe
Dreams We Tried To Tell You
poetry

Ashely Adams
Crotalus Horridus
fiction

Amanda Ngoho Reavey
from Acheron
poetry

Casey Patrick
Echo(II)
poetry

Lizi Gilead
Yellow
poetry

Janice Sapigao
Mistaken
A Choose-Your-Own Adventure Hip Hop Star Story

Vickie Vertiz
Ruda: Ten Remedies
a play

Gala Mukomolova
Case of the Unkind Cut
poetry

Branden Boyer-White
The Exhibit
fiction

Melissa R. Sipin
On Mythologizing & Autofiction: Movement(s) of (Poetic) Identity
craft essay*

Anna Kovatcheva
Writing Weird Stuff That Matters
craft essay*

* denotes staff writing

Check out our Issue 2 guest editors (+)

Joy Priest

Joy Priest
Joy Priest is a writer born and raised in Louisville, KY. She is the winner of the 2016 Hurston/Wright Foundation College Writers Award, and has received scholarships, grants, and fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, the Bread Loaf Writers Conference, the Kentucky Arts Council, and the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Joy’s work has been published or is upcoming in Blackbird, Callaloo, Drunken Boat, espnW, Muzzle, PUBLIC POOL, Vinyl, and the anthologies Best New Poets 2014 and 2016, and The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip Hop, among others. She is currently an M.F.A. candidate in poetry at the University of South Carolina.

Sam Slaughter

Sam Slaughter
Sam Slaughter is the author of the chapbook When You Cross That Line and the story collection God in Neon. He is the Spirits Editor for The Manual, and lives and works in the NY/NJ area. He can be found online @slaughterwrites.

Sonya Vatomsky

Sonya Vatomsky
Sonya Vatomsky is a Russian American non-binary artist with too many feelings on the inside and too much cat hair on the outside. They are the author of Salt Is For Curing (Sator Press, 2015), a debut poetry collection about bones, dill, and survival, as well as the chapbook My Heart In Aspic from Porkbelly Press. Find them by saying their name five times in front of a bathroom mirror or at sonyavatomsky.com and @coolniceghost.