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THE CRA WL SPAC E JOURNALÂ

ISSUE 2


Notty Bumbo

Editors Sharla Yates, Founding Editor Rachael Dymski, Founding Editor Athena Wintruba, Web Content Manager & Editor Lisa Slage Robinson, Fiction Editor Kelly Kepner, Marketing Director & Editor   


Ira Joel Haber


by Nora Evans

Evans  is a voracious reader whose writing is strongly influenced by her fascination with fantasy novels and crime documentaries. She has a strong appreciation for the macabre stemming from an early exposure to the work of Edgar Allan Poe. Her pieces often showcase her dark sense of humor and love of the unusual. In December, Nora will graduate with her Masters of Arts in English at the University of Indianapolis. She currently serves as an AmeriCorps VISTA with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and the 21st Century Scholars Program.  This is her first publication.


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by Nicholas Manzolillo

Manzolillo's writing has appeared in the anthologies Wicked Witches, Thuglit: Last Writes, Phobos Vol.4 and the online publications Nebula Rift, Out Of The Gutter, Deadman's Tome, and NewMyths. He has a  B.A. in both English and Writing from The University of Rhode Island and currently earning an MFA in Creative and Professional Writing from Western Connecticut State University. Manzolillo is a Rhode Island native living in Manhattan, NYC. 


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by Amy Lee Heinlen

Amy Lee Heinlen holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Chatham University, where her manuscript received the Best Thesis in Poetry award. Her poem, “Light, Blue,” was awarded the 2016 Laurie Mansell Reich Academy of American Poets prize. Her poetry and reviews have appeared or are forthcoming in Rogue Agent, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Pittsburgh City Paper, Pretty Owl Poetry, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, Olentangy Review, Mom Egg Review, Coal Hill Review, and elsewhere. An academic librarian, she lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.


Letisia Cruz


by Kesi Augustine

Kesi Augustine is a PhD candidate and creative writer living in New York city.Â


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by Taunja Thomson

Thomson's poetry has appeared in The Cincinnati Poets’ Collective, The Cincinnati Poetry Review, The Licking River Review, The Aurorean, Lime Hawk Collective Arts Journal, Really System, Squalorly, Wild Age Press, This Dark Matter, Melted Wing, The Cahaba River Journal, Sandy River Review, Watershed, and many others. Thomson's work will also be featured in Halcyon Days, Zingara, CQ California Poetry Society, and Surreal Poetics. She has co-authored a chapbook of ekphrastic poetry that has recently been accepted for publication. Two of her poems have been nominated for the Pushcart Award: “Seahorse and Moon” in 2005 and “I Walked Out in January” in 2016.


John Mullennix


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by Mel Goldberg

Goldberg taught literature and writing in California, Illinois, Arizona, and Cambridgeshire, England. For seven years, Goldberg and his artist wife have lived in and traveled in a small motor home throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. They now live in Mexico where she paints and he writes. His novels are available on Amazon.


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by Tyrean Martinson

Martinson lives near the Puget Sound, but imagines worlds beyond worlds of distant horizons. Her teen daughters are often her toughest editors, and her husband is her favorite formatting assistant for any independent publishing endeavors.Â


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by Jessica Lee

Lee is a senior Classical Studies major at Duke University. "Hotel Hades" is a flash fiction piece inspired by her deep love of mythology.Â


About

 Contributing Visual Artists


Notty Bumbo

Notty Bumbo is a writer, artist, and poet living in Fort Bragg, California. He has been published in a number of small journals and presses, including the Amphigoric Sauce Factory, Words Without Walls, Poesis, Telling Our Stories Press, Peacock Journal, and Calabash Cadence’ Taisgeadan, Word Fountain, Poetry South and others. His novella, Tyrian Dreams, is available through Kindle via Amazon Publishing. He has recently been responsible for Questor’s Journeys, a daily commentary on life as we seldom notice it, from the perspective of a Trans-Universal visitor.


Ira Joel Haber

Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer, photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows both in the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 online and print magazines including Rock Heals, Otoliths, Winamop, Melancholia's Tremulous Dreadlocks, Barfing Frog, The Raving Dove, DeComp, Foliate Oak, Siren, Prose Toad, Triplopia, and many others.


Letisia Cruz

Letisia Cruz is a Cuban-American writer and artist. She is a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University’s MFA program and currently lives in Miami, Florida. She serves as Resident Artist at Petite Hound Press, Online Poetry Re-Features Editor at The Literary Review, and Assistant Editor at Cheap Pop. Her writing and artwork have appeared in Ninth Letter, The Acentos Review, Gulf Stream, Moko Caribbean Arts and Letters, Ink Brick, The Sourland Mountain Review, Body Literature, and the Writing Disorder, and her chapbook Chonga Nation was selected as a finalist in the 2016 Gazing Grain Press Poetry Chapbook Contest.


John Mullennix

John Mullennix is a Professor of Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh who studies experimental aesthetics. Not the typical professor, he sports over 40 tattoos and collects swords and knives. Photography is a creative outlet for him. As Einstein said, “The greatest scientists are always artists as well.�


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