POORVI AHUJA

columnist, Cinesthetica

Poetry. Films. Talismans. Incense Sticks. Clear Stream… She has prepared a 101-list of emotions that are often disguised as objects. You may meet her at an obscure café, comfortably nestled in a book or scribbling the season away in an even more obscure journal with rivers of espresso. Tree-gazing and reckless dreaming are her two most sacrosanct indulgences. Most days she allows herself to be seeped into the aroma of her books, shutting up herself inside the tender verse, in the pine with all things the world declines. She writes at https://poorviahuja.wordpress.com/author/poorviahuja/.

Instagram: @synecdoche_in


VAISHNAVI SHARMA

columnist, “from love to matrimony in a moment”

Vaishnavi is an 18-year-old student, walking through life losing her pens, temper, paints, mind, etc. She likes to talk (a lot) about poetry, history, sciences, and politics. Can always be found with her nose in between the pages of a book, uninterested in the torments of this world. She is the Editor-in-Chief of Ayaskala. She serves as the poetry reader for Homology Lit. Her work has most recently appeared in Marías at Sampaguitas. She writes at www.umvaishnavi.wordpress.com. You can contact her at umvaishnavis@gmail.com.

Twitter: @artandinbetween
Instagram: @umvaiishnavi


PRITHIVA SHARMA

columnist, Captain’s Orders

Prithiva Sharma is an almost graduate in English Literature, who spends her time whining, procrastinating, whining about procrastinating, and making bad puns about her course being ‘lit.’ She goes around talking about how Macbeth was ruined by four women and how Captain America deserves more than the world. She also writes, sometime, oftentimes, all the time really. She likes turquoise, balloons, orchids and fairylights. You can find her work somewhere on the net, just search the right spelling. You can contact her at prithivasharma@gmail.com

Twitter: @prithiwaah
Instagram: @prithiwaah
Tumblr: @givemeanythingnow


VEDANG LATA

columnist, Feast of the Fools

“Nobody exists on purpose. Nobody belongs anywhere. We’re all going to die. Come watch TV.”
A lover of dark chocolate, Vedang loves playing the uke and is an admirer of Nietzsche and Rilke and all the poets that have talked about the futility of existence. He finds happiness in listening to Twenty Øne Pilots and Joji and spends most of his time watching The Office. 


KEANA ÁGUILA LABRA

columnist, Closed Captioning

Keana Águila Labra (she/her) is the Editor-in-Chief of Marías at Sampaguitas. She is the co-editor of Chopsticks Alley Pinoy, a regular contributor for Royal Rose Magazine, a Poetry Reader for Homology Lit, and the anime and manga columnist behind Closed Captioning for Headcanon Magazine. Knowing the importance of representation, her work is evidence that Filipino Americans are present in the literary world.

Twitter: @keanalabra


JAYANT BAKSHI

columnist, The Fool’s Gold Mouthpiece

There is a higher probability of Oasis getting back together than Jayant not having a pair of overpriced earphones on his person. A quizzer and debater, music has been part of his prep sessions as much as the peanut M&Ms he keeps stocked in the back of his book shelf. He’s a firm advocate against art elitism; just don’t say that Phir Hera Pheri was better than the original.


HANNAH MADONNA

columnist, TV Taught Me How to Feel

An inveterate dreamer, Hannah has been obsessed with story-telling since she was small.  She was the kid creating elaborate worlds to play in, telling scary stories on the playground, filling notebook after notebook with ideas for new tales. Now she is a writer and a librarian hiding out somewhere deep in the woods with her family and coterie of cats. Her work has appeared here and there across the web.

Twitter: @hannahwritegood (She does, she promises. Write good, that is.)