The Black Napkin Volume 1 Issue 5 - Page 37



In Alphabetical Order:

George Abraham is a Palestinian-American poet attending Swarthmore College. He competed in the College Union Poetry Slam Invitational (placing 2nd out of 68 international teams), the National Poetry Slam, and the Individual World Poetry Slam. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in Thrush, the Shade Journal, Crab Fat Magazine, Yellow Chair Review, APIARY, and more. He hopes to continue bringing awareness to Palestinian human rights and socio-economic struggles through art.

After taking poetry to the stage and publishing, neth brown has taken poetry more seriously as an art form. neth is both a self-taught painter and poetry writer. From community projects to festivals it's been quite a journey. neth includes detail in everything from paint to print, the more details the better to feel closer to the work after having to study the piece.

Gabby Catalano is a journalist and digital artist pursuing her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Media at Arizona State University. Gabby is the editor at the indie music website, Coastal Beats Media. She has written for publications including The FBomb, LA CANVAS, FOAM Magazine, BUST Magazine, and many more.

Howie Good, a journalism professor at the State University of New York at New Paltz, is the author of Dangerous Acts Starring Unstable Elements, winner of the 2015 Press Americana Prize for Poetry. He co-edits White Knuckle Press with Dale Wisely.

Adam Grabowski’s work has recently appeared in Off the Coast, Drunk in a Midnight Choir, and Voicemail Poems. Adam is a poet and organizer with the mighty Northampton Poetry Open Mic, where he runs a poetry workshop. His latest chapbook The Washing Our Hands EP was published in 2015. Adam lives with his family in Holyoke, MA.


Aryk Greenawalt is a queer creative writing student in love with words. A passionate introvert, they seek every day to find joy in the world and revel in its living poetry. They live in Denver, Colorado, beneath the breathtaking Rocky Mountains, where they graduated from Denver School of the Arts.