Upon its debut in 2012, Spook was hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as “an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation.” A mix of essay, fiction, poetry and photography, the magazine serves as a space for alternative voices, emerging narratives and noted storytellers. Spook is the essence, the pulse—a brilliant dissonance of ideas and art that contain no bound, an ever-evolving dialogue between past and present.


Founder + Editor
Jason Parham

Arts Editor
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Contributing Editors
Rembert Browne, Josie Duffy-Rice, Ashley J. Finigan,  Victor LaValle (Fiction)
Matthew J. McKnight, Warsan Shire (Poetry)

Digital Producers
Jalylah Burrell, Richard Stevenson Jr.

Robel Kassa, Public-Library [+]

Art + Photography
Kwesi Abbensetts, Intisar Abioto, Firelei Baez, Sadie Barnette, Kajahl Benes, Sonia Louise Davis
Zayna Daze, Abigail DeVille, Jen Everett, Ivan Forde, Naima Green, Dacia Idom, King Texas, Sydney Lowe
Stephanie Matthews, Patrick Melon, Cameron Priestley, Robert Pruitt, Danielle A. Scruggs 
Sam Vernon, Andre D. Wagner, Hank Willis Thomas, Daniela Yohannes

Melvin Backman, Lenore Bell, Ian F. Blair, Robert Bland, Melissa Ann Chadburn, Angelica Cheri
Jozen Cummings, Eve Dunbar, Inua Ellams, Patrice Evans, Terron Ferguson, Angela Flournoy 
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 
Alexis Okeowo, Sidony O'Neal, Morgan Parker, Kai Perry Parker, Cedar Pasori, Elise Peterson
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, Karla Rose, Julianne Escobedo Shepherd, Danez Smith 
Amir Sulaiman, Martine Syms, Greg Tate, Justin Torres



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Greenlight Bookstore
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