Issue No. 4: MAR. 2019

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Contributor Bios:

  • Adele Winston, a Welsh author, has been shortlisted at the Wells Festival of Literature and longlisted at the Evesham Festival of Words and Crowvus Christmas Ghost Story competition. Her poem Better days are coming can be read in Barren Magazine, Issue No 4. The Gathering Field.
  • Cecelia Deer is a Danish poet who writes in Danish and English. She can be found on Twitter @CeciliaDeer.
  • Justine Aubrie is a writer from upstate New York. In their spare time, they coach a poetry slam team.
  • Fabrice B. Poussin teaches French and English at Shorter University. Author of novels and poetry, his work has appeared in Kestrel, Symposium, The Chimes, and many other magazines. His photography has been published in The Front Porch Review, the San Pedro River Review, as well as other publications.
  • Kelly Duarte is a Guatemalan-American writer with a degree in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside. You can find more of her work on Twitter @kellydwrites or at
  • Devon Miller-Duggan, who teaches Poetry Writing at the University of Delaware, has published poems in Rattle, MargieChristianity and Literature, Gargoyle, Massachusetts Review, and Spillway. Her books include Pinning the Bird to the Wall (Tres Chicas Books, 2008), Alphabet Year (Wipf & Stock, 2017), and The Slow Salute (Lithic Press Chapbook Competition, 2018).
  • Yong Takahashi is a first generation Korean-American who is married to a Japanese-Brazilian. Yong grew up in Detroit but has lived most of her adult life in Atlanta. This mash-up of cultures finds its way into her stories.
  • Hanna Reed Ketting comes from a family of readers and is best known for her freckles. She grew up all over the east coast, and is eager to move once again.
  • Rosey Lee is a New Orleans native who lives in Atlanta, Georgia. She enjoys cooking, flower arranging, live music, and occasional bursts of fanatic bargain shopping. Learn more at her website –, and follow her on Twitter @roseyleebooks
  • Bukunmi Oyewole is a travel and documentary photographer, and a picture storyteller. He enjoys listening to the radio, reading novels and has passion for maps. His other works can be seen on Instagram as @omnivisuals.
  • Adrian Slonaker works as a copywriter and copy editor. Adrian’s work has been nominated for Best of the Net and has appeared in Pangolin Review, Aerodrome, WINK: Writers in the Know, and others.
  • Chantel Massey is a poet, teaching artist, educator from the Midwest and author of Bursting At The Seams (VK Press, 2018). Massey’s work is forthcoming or appears in FAFCollective, Indianapolis Review, and elsewhere focusing on human rights, confession and emotional honesty about: womanhood, sexuality, spirituality, and blackness.
  • Jose Oseguera is an LA-based writer of poetry, short fiction and literary nonfiction. Having grown up in a diverse urban environment, Jose has always been interested in the people and places around him, and the stories that each of these has to share; those that often go untold. His writing has been featured in Meat for Tea, Sky Island Journal, The Esthetic Apostle, The Inquisitive Eater, and The Main Street Rag. His work has also been nominated for the Best of the Net award and the Pushcart Prize.
  • Aremu Adams Adebisi is a black poet + economist + realist. He authors works inspired by natural vastness; some of them have appeared on Rockvale Review, Brittlepaper, Barren Magazine, Poetica Magazine, and elsewhere. He seeks to find depth, peace and tranquility in poetry, exploring the concepts of liberation, empowerment and existentialism. He can be reached on Twitter @aremudamsbisi
  • Elfie is a writer from Derbyshire, England. She is a co-founder and former editor of Derby University’s Writer’s Block magazine and has a Master of Arts in publishing. 
  • Fabio Sassi makes photos and acrylics using what is considered to have no worth in the mainstream. He lives in Bologna, Italy and his work can be viewed at
  • Steve Carr has had over 250 short stories published internationally in print and online magazines, literary journals and anthologies since June, 2016. Four collections of his short stories have been published by two different publishers. He has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize twice. 
  • Ashley Memory makes her home in the Uwharrie Mountains of Randolph County, N.C., where she wakes to the arpeggio of the pileated woodpecker every day. Follow her on Cherries and Chekhov, a fruit-inspired blog on the literary life.
  • Samuel J Fox is a non-binary, bisexual writer living in the Southern US. They/He is poetry editor at Bending Genres, a nonfiction reader at Homology Lit, and frequent columnist/reviewer at Five2One Magazine. They/He appears in numerous online/print journals and enjoys dilapidated places, coffee houses, and graveyards depending; find them/him on Twitter (@samueljfox).
  • Jill Bergantz Carley is a rural Northern California poet with a day job in engineering, and a passion for conceptual art on the weekends.
  • Heather Cripps is a writer from Derby, England. She has previously been published in Forge Literary Magazine, Ellipsis, The Drum, and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. She is currently looking for a home for her first novel. 
  • Angie Hedman is an artist, writer, and high school art educator who creates and resides in Muncie, IN. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Broken Plate, Gravel, Superstition Review, Barren Magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Montana Mouthful, Camas, and Riggwelter among others. She tweets at @artist_writerAH
  • Jacob Ganser is a musician and performer from New Haven, Indiana. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in
    Music Technology, both from the University of Saint Francis. He is one
    of the founding members of the art collective Keepers of Bohemia,
    and has organized several local art shows. He enjoys indie music,
    traveling, and having intellectually stimulating conversations, and
    can found on Facebook under the same name.
  • None of your damn business is exactly that – none of your goddamn business. With a formal education in the tech field, writing and art is an outlet for self-expression and emotion for this author. The five-part series published in the exquisite Turnpike Magazine is their first published work. Enjoy, bitches.
  • Thistle Dandelion is an artist and poet making all kinds of things at all kinds of hours. They are alleged to have a physical form but these reports remain unconfirmed.

Author: turnpikemagazine

Turnpike is a literary and art magazine devoted to positive themes and underrepresented voices.

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