2021 Contributors

Eric Michael Acosta is a poet who lives and works in Seattle. He also makes noise. This is his website: www.printcopiesavailable.com

Alexa Agustiano is a senior majoring in Interactive Media Design.

Susanna Andrews is an artist who explores emotion’s potential to push their own limits in her work. She is fascinated by the unknowns of the mind and believes leaning into the darkness that reveals truth. Most of her ideas come from free-write musings about her inner world and how it co-exists alongside reality. Recently, she has done this through video and digital comics.

Jorge Azpeitia is a fourth year at the University of Washington Bothell, double majoring in Media and Communication Studies, and Culture Literature, & the Arts. Jorge has been experimenting with photography since 2011. 

Scott Bentley is a student and teaching assistant in the Master of Fine Arts program in Creative Writing and Poetics at the University of Washington, Bothell. He is a curator for the Gamut literary series and an editor for Clamor. His writing and art is forthcoming from yehaw and have appeared in Submergence, Vote the Earth, and elsewhere. bentleygarden.wixsite.com/home

Robert Beveridge (he/him) makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in the6ress, 1870, and The Hope Anthology, among others.

Darrell Urban Black was born in Brooklyn, New York and grew up in Far Rockaway and Brentwood, Long Island, New York. In high school, he excelled in science with an affinity for outer space. In June 1969, as America fulfilled J. F. Kennedy’s dream to put the American Stars and Stripes into the dusty surface of the moon, Darrell’s fascination with spaceships grew. As a child he made spaceship models eventually placing his artistic visions on paper resulting in some 500 drawings. Phantasmal spaceships that eventually carried Darrell to a unique wonderland of strange forms and colors. In 1982, he joined the National Guard. During this time his previous drawings were lost – but not his passion. In 1988, Darrell joined the US Army and served another four years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Science of Criminal Justice Administration at the University of Phoenix. http://darrell-black.pixels.com/

Carl Boon is the author of the full-length collection Places & Names: Poems (The Nasiona Press, 2019). His writing has appeared in many journals and magazines, including Prairie Schooner, Posit, and The Maine Review. He received his Ph.D. in Twentieth-Century American Literature from Ohio University in 2007, and currently lives in Izmir, Turkey, where he teaches courses in American culture and literature at Dokuz Eylül University.

Cindy Bousquet Harris is a poet, photographer, licensed marriage and family therapist, and the editor of Spirit Fire Review. Her poems can be found in Nostos, Unlost Journal, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Pomona Valley Review, and in several anthologies. Cindy lives in Southern California with her husband and their children. You can contact her at: SpiritFireReview2@gmail.com

Derek Brown is a 24 year old, Asian-American student at the University of Washington, Bothell. He enjoys staying active and living a healthy lifestyle. His intended major is Media and Communications studies and works at an international fashion retailer called Zara.

A. Bunney is an interdisciplinary artist from the Pacific Northwest. Her work focuses on memory and how it intertwines with imagination, history, and the environment. She is currently in her second year of a Creative Writing and Poetics MFA at UW Bothell where her thesis includes long exposure, uncertain perceptions of reality, and Edgar Allan Poe. She has been published in Clamor (2020), The Journal of Occurrences (2018) and is scheduled to publish in The CROW in 2021.

Marina Burandt is a recent Creative Writing & Poetics MFA graduate from UW Bothell. She is currently continuing her studies as a PhD candidate.

Adrienne Co is a UW Bothell alumna who majored in applied computing and minored in visual and media arts. She has an interest in both digital and traditional mediums.

Denise Calvetti Michaels teaches Psychology at Cascadia College and completed the MFA in Creative Writing & Poetics in 2019 at the University of Washington, Bothell. Her new book, The Things Downriver, is a lyric mapping of childhood on the Salinas farm, recently published in December 2020 by Cave Moon Press. New poems appear in the 2020 edition of the Paterson Literary Review and Yours Truly. You will find her blog at denisecalvetti.wordpress.com

Violet Dahlstrom, who is a senior at the University of Washington Bothell, is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in Community Psychology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, with a minor in Visual, Media, and Arts. Officer in the club Palette Talk. Always interested in the ability of the arts to bring humanity closer together, whether that is through small art nights with friends or large scale communities coming together to work on art for a common cause.

Lina Dith is a first-year UW Bothell student. Lina has experimented with her abilities in the arts and came to enjoy creating pieces based on self-reflection. Her recent collage titled “Living in a Bubble” is accompanied by the statement: “A bubble acts like a lens. As we walk around, we see the world through our lens. Memories, losses, celebrations, and connections are made as we bounce around from place to place. It’s our sanctuary, our scrapbook, and the embodiment of our character. My intention is to grow my bubble until it bursts, so I’ll be able to share my world with others.”

Dana Doran is an alumni of UW Bothell and a former Clamor editor. Her oil paintings have been published in Clamor seven times since 2013. She graduated magna cum laude in 2014 with a degree in interdisciplinary art where she learned, very successfully, to incorporate messages into her visual art. Today she is semi-retired in Tennessee. Known as the Baroness of Eads, she paints most days, exhibits her work when convenient, blogs on WordPress and accepts commissions.

Jennifer Dormier is a senior majoring in Media & Communications and minoring in Human Rights at UW Bothell. Her studies and passion surround global inequality.

Marinna Ewing is a self taught artist and enjoys creating art whenever possible. She has earned several visual art publications and an award for her work. She has also achieved a B.A. in Arts as a double major.

Racquel Farrar is currently a Media and Communications and Community Psychology Major. She enjoys reading and writing short poems and her main inspiration is nature.

Ruthann Fernandes is a graduating senior pursuing a degree in Media and Communications. During Ruthann’s time in college, they studied photography, radio journalism, video production, and creative writing. They are currently very excited for the end of the Covid19 pandemic so they can see their friends again.

Cindy Fullwiler is a self-taught North American nature and wildlife photographer. After her retirement in 2010, she knew this was the time to travel and learn the art of photography- a lifelong goal. Cindy has traveled and photographed the coasts of California, Oregon, Washington, Vancouver Island, and England. Her love for wildlife and nature combined with her environmental education degree translate into a unique perspective in her photographs. It is Cindy’s goal to produce not just pretty photographs but also to tell a story with a conservation center stage. Cindy has accomplished much in her short time as a photographer, most recently exhibiting at the Lynnwood Convention Center, Washington State Convention Center, Sequim Civic Center and Sequim Museum and Art Gallery. Her work has been published in several local visitor guides, brochures, art journals, blogs, and newsletters. www.cnature.net

John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident, recently published in New World Writing, Dalhousie Review and Blood and Thunder. Work upcoming in Hollins Critic, Redactions and California Quarterly.

Bee Guzman-Elliott pursues interdisciplinary environmental studies at UW Bothell with hopes to further their work in environmental arts and social practice as they believe arts, culture, and race are essential for climate justice. Bee holds an intimate relationship as a musician, rooted in their experiences of music as medicine, drive, culture, grounding, connection to ancestors, and it’s deep invitation to feel. Bee’s work challenges the business as usual perspective and aims to invite the audience inwards, as they believe the only way to heal the world around us is to start by healing inside ourselves first.

Josephine Hartono is a Chinese-Indonesian-American artist and a junior at the University of Washington Bothell. She majors in Interactive Media Design and Interdisciplinary Arts. She specializes in digital illustration and participates in independent publications such as zines and art books. Her primary focus in creating work is capturing feelings of whimsical nostalgia.

Geneviève Hicks works as a physical therapist and puts words on paper on occasion.

Tasha Jeffrey is a 23 year old bi-racial female student at the University of Washington. She has worked for Digital Future Labs during 2018 and has been doing independent contracting for customers who want art or designs for their products. Her website is https://tjeffrey2015.wixsite.com/website and her instagram handle is tallyg_1.

Nina Jouval is a University of Washington Bothell student majoring in Media and Communication Studies. She enjoys creative expression through writing and photography, and loves spending time with family, friends, and her two cats. She also looks forward to travelling in the future.

Danyl Stephan Kok, just starting his first year at UWB in October 2020, is a self-taught artist who just wants to express his thoughts through different mediums. Visions, ideas, and emotions have been starting to overwhelm his mind and he has been exploring various ways to pour them out. He appreciates purposeful and expressive music and has tried to use audio as a medium, but lately, he has been experimenting with more physical forms of expression.

Edward Kuznetsov is an MFA Candidate at UWB. He enjoys fried rice and the 2004 SpongeBob SquarePants movie.

Chris Ryan Lauer is an author, artist, and academic in practicum at the University of Washington, with interests in the New York School literary movement, modernism, postmodernism, assemblage, montage, film d’auteur, visual culture, and intersection points between film, literature, and painting. He is recognized for his avant-garde, minimalistic, and unconstrained works of poetry.

Ruthie Little is a senior majoring in Culture, Literature and Arts and minoring in Creative Writing.

Joe Lollo, who prefers non-gendered pronouns, is a junior majoring in Culture, Literature & the Arts and Media & Communication Studies, who also serves on the Clamor editorial board. They enjoy doing all kinds of art, including, but not limited to, photography, poetry, digital art, and photoshopped memes.

Corbin Louis is a Seattle singer and poet. His work is an ode to survival. Through addiction and chronic pain, Corbin writes towards living. The artist is an MFA alumni of UWB and 2018 Jack Straw Writers Resident. His work has been featured in Best American Experimental Writing, Button Poetry and more. The author seeks to expand dialogues of disability and anti-capitalism. Ink becomes endurance. War call and whisper. The poet lives.

Reed Lowell is a poet and editor whose work focuses on whichever wild hare it decides to chase on a given day. He received his MFA from the University of Washington Bothell, sleeps far less than he probably should, and will read most anything you send him: reedevanlowell@gmail.com

Abigail Mandlin is a University of Washington 2020 graduate with an MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics. Her favorite things to write are historical fiction, fantasy as allegory, and personality-driven character studies.

DS Maolalai has been nominated eight times for Best of the Net and four times for the Pushcart Prize. His poetry has been released in two collections, Love is Breaking Plates in the Garden (Encircle Press, 2016) and Sad Havoc Among the Birds (Turas Press, 2019).

Nina Marshall is a senior at the University of Washington, Bothell majoring in Accounting. Outside of spreadsheets, her interest lies in all forms and mediums of art, traveling, and unnecessary amounts of naps.

Joan McBride has been previously published in Clamor, Raven Chronicles, Nightshade as well as other magazines. She lives in Kirkland.

Muggsy is a producer, songwriter and vocalist. Through his versatile, genre bending beats, Muggsy’s compositions take you through a dream like journey.

Sarah McPorter is a senior at Bothell studying Culture, Literature, and the Arts.

Hiroshi Miki is a senior at the University of Washington, Bothell majoring in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing. Dance has been his passion and joy for almost five years. His goal as an artist is to enjoy creating something that makes him satisfied and content. When he is overthinking and depressed, dance helps him decompress and get rid of all the external noise inside his head. Dance becomes a form of meditation.

Sanika Nalgirkar is a student in the MFA Creative Writing and Poetics program at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is a part of an online magazine club HerCampus and the editorial team of the literary and arts journal, Clamor at UW Bothell. Her work has appeared in Anti-Heroin Chic.

Tram Nguyen is a Saigon born and raised UWB junior, living in Seattle and taking life one day at a time. Through photography and poetry as forms of self-expression, she reflects on her appreciation for simple yet precious things that might be forgotten amidst a chaotic world.

Taylor Nichols is a gender studies major at the University of Washington, Bothell. She is interested in going to law school and working in social justice.

Madison Nikfard is a current graduate student at the University of Washington’s Bothell Campus. She is studying Creative Writing & Poetics as part of the M.F.A.’s 2020 cohort. Her creative focus combines illustration with prose and poetry. Nikfard’s full publication list, including her books, are available to view via: sissyspacer.myportfolio.com.

Lance Nizami had more than 280 poems in print (not online) as of 3 February 2021 in recognized poetry journals, some recent publications being in Dreich and Poetry Salzburg Review.

Philip Palios graduated from UWB with a BA in Culture, Literature and the Arts in 2018. He won the 2018-2019 US-UK Fulbright Student award at the University of Glasgow, where he completed an MLitt in Environment, Culture and Communication. He has published a novel Electric Love, a chapbook single and contributed to Rubble Riot Chaos Brain.

Stephanie Pipes is a hobbyist photographer who enjoys shooting landscapes, macro, still life, and children. She is currently pursuing her Master’s in Counseling Psychology at Mount St. Mary’s University in Los Angeles, CA. She hopes to one day, blend her love of photography with her clinical knowledge to help individuals who struggle with mental health needs.

Garrett Rizan is a University of Washington alumni who creates illustrations and handprints. His compositions highlight the way simplicity of form and heavy use of negative space can translate the personal and dramatic that exists in everyday experience.

Samira Rodol is a 19 year old freshman here at UW Bothell. She’s been doing digital art for years and acquired a graphic design job in her senior year of high school. All her life, her passion has been to pursue art, and is currently working on a major in Interdisciplinary Arts.

Kalen Schack was raised in Kirkland, Washington and studied at Cascadia College before transferring to the University of Washington, Bothell. He writes poetry and prose and is interested in creative writing and teaching English.

Michelle Schaefer is a recent CLA graduate from UW Bothell and a former Clamor editor for the 2020 edition. She enjoys writing, hiking and living in the great Northwest. She has been featured in many haiku journals and can be seen on any of the local hiking trails. She enjoys the arts as food for her soul. Her writing is an expression of the value she places on humanity.

Sue Selmer is a lifelong eastside resident, born in Kirkland and lives in the Bothell area. She earned an MLS from the University of Washington, and spent her career in public library work. Now retired from librarianship, she enjoys writing, reading, gardening, and hiking, with a special interest in Northwest natural history.

Donna Sullivan is a student in the Master’s of Education program at UWB. From her home studio in Kenmore, Washington, she works in watercolor, acrylic, oil, and pastel, as well as mixed media and digital collage. Though typically working in a realistic style to present socio-political commentary or inquiry, she has recently become interested in surrealism as a means of exploring psychological and emotional themes. Through ongoing study and daily practice, she strives to deepen her understanding of the human experience, expand her artistic vocabulary, and improve her skill in order to contribute a positive creative voice in the world.

Kong Solika Tang was born and raised in Cambodia. He came to America to continue his higher education at UW Bothell and is pursuing a degree in Law, Economics and Public Policy. He is currently living in the beautiful city of Seattle and enjoys the nature that the Pacific Northwest has provided.

Carson Thomas is a performance artist and poet from Nashville, Tennessee. Her work addresses themes of political life, gender, and environmental degradation.

Audrey Tinnin recently graduated from the University of Washington Bothell with a degree in Culture, Literature, and the Arts. In her free time she enjoys reading, singing, and hiking. She is very grateful for the opportunities she was given as a student at UW Bothell, and she is looking forward to what the future holds.

Dhani Toney is an artist/photographer and a student in the Master’s of Counseling program at Lewis & Clark College, Portland. Donna Sullivan is an artist and a student in the Master’s of Education program at the University of Washington, Bothell. These “sisters-in-life” began collaborating during Dhani’s regular visits to Donna’s home art studio in Kenmore, Washington. Following a photo shoot at the UWB campus, the pair were inspired by the endless swarm of crows, resulting in this miniature acrylic on canvas. Symbolic of intelligence and prophetic insight, these beautiful black birds have featured prominently in other collaborations and individual works by the artists.

Emmanuel Vemuri is a student at UW Bothell. Some of his hobbies include filmmaking, playing music, and animation. He aims to be completely open minded, and to never be afraid of failure.

Cliff Watson is an MFA Creative Writing and Poetics student at UW Bothell, graduating in 2021. His current work blends fiction, poetry, multimedia, AR/VR, and live performance. In 2017, his piece “Dialogue” about croquet in a library was performed by acrobats in a circus show. 2020 publications include hybrid fiction works in Clamor and a technological autobiography in The Crow.

Devoni Whitehead (She/Her/Hers) is a UWB ‘19 alumni that spends her free time creating art that explores topics of environmental racism, injustice, and self-love. She currently lives in Seattle where she attends the Evans School of Public Policy and Governance for her Masters of Public Administration.

Xinzhu Xu is a senior student at the University of Washington, Bothell, majoring in Interdisciplinary Art. She is interested in painting, poetry, design and politics. Currently preparing for postgraduate applications.

Manasa Yadavalli is a senior majoring in biochemistry with a minor in biology. She is a self-taught artist, using her time in quarantine to explore so many different mediums of art. Manasa is also the President of the Chemistry Club. She aspires to go on to medical school to eventually become a specialist in Rheumatoid Arthritis.

Weiling Zhang is a psychology undergraduate student at UW Bothell. She believes emotion, body, and everything about our life imitate art. She finds the aesthetics of interacting with abstract life experiencing (like emotion) with our body.

Mudasir Zubair worked on the 2016 and 2017 editions of Clamor and graduated from UW Bothell in 2018. He continues to do artwork and is creating an original story, starring brave adventurers saving the galaxy from a corrupt commander. He likes to play DND, go on walks, take pictures of the sunset, and read high fantasy books. You can view his artwork on the account @StrayBardArt.

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