Upon its debut in 2012, Spook was hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as "an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation." Published annually, the magazine operates as a space for alternative voices and remixes traditional formats, a sort of literary arts mixtape (thinka Lucille Clifton verse set to a Madlib beat). Spook is the essence, the pulse—it is a brilliant dissonance of ideas and art that contain no bound, an ever-evolving dialogue between past and presnt.


Founder + Editor
Jason Parham

Senior Editor
Josie Duffy

Arts Editor
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Fiction Editor
Victor LaValle

Poetry Editor
Warsan Shire

Contributing Editors
Rembert Browne, Patrice Evans, Ashley J. Finigan, 
Matthew McKnight, Kai Perry Parker

Digital Producers
Jalylah Burrell, Richard Stevenson Jr.

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Art + Photography
Kwesi Abbensetts, Firelei Baez, Sadie Barnette, Kajahl Benes, Sonia Louise Davis, Zayna Daze
Abigail DeVille, Ivan Forde, Dacia Idom, Sydney Lowe, Stephanie Matthews, Cameron Priestley
Robert Pruitt, Sam Vernon, Andre D. Wagner, Hank Willis Thomas, Daniela Yohannes

Lenore Bell, Robert Bland, Melissa Ann Chadburn, Angelica Cheri, Jozen Cummings, Eve Dunbar
Inua Ellams, Terron Ferguson, Michael A. Gonzales, Peter James Hudson, Cord Jefferson
Gabriela Jimenez, Mat Johnson, Preeti Kaur, Kiese Laymon, Geoff Mak, Kyla Marshell
D. Scot Miller, Aaron Michael Morales, Tavia Nyong'o, Sidony O'Neal, Morgan Parker
Cedar Pasori, Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Karla Rose, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd
Amir Sulaiman, Martine Syms, Justin Torres



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