Poetry by Alex Wells Shapiro

Alex Wells Shapiro is a text-based artist living in Chicago whose work includes poetry and visual art. He received his BA from Northeastern University in 2015 and MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. He has recently published work in NUNUM and Storm Cellar.

Photography by Vanessa Maki

Vanessa Maki is a queer writer, artist & other things. She’s full of black girl magic & has no apologies for that. Her work has appeared in various places like Really System & others. She is also forthcoming in a variety of places. She’s founder/EIC of rose quartz magazine & is involved in other spaces as well.  Follow her twitter & visit her site.