Upon its debut in June 2012, Spook was hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as "an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation." Published biannually, 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 Editors
Josie Duffy, Matthew J. McKnight

Fiction Editor
Victor LaValle

Poetry Editor
Warsan Shire

Arts Editor
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

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

Digital Producers
Jalylah Burrell, Richard Stevenson Jr.

Public-Library [+]

Art + Photography
Kwesi Abbensetts, Sadie Barnette, Kajahl Benes, Sonia Louise Davis, Zayna Daze,
Dacia Idom, Stephanie Matthews, Andre D. Wagner, Hank Willis Thomas

Lenore Bell, Robert Bland, Melissa Ann Chadburn, Angelica Cheri, Jozen Cummings
Michael A. Gonzales, Peter James Hudson, Cord Jefferson, Gabriela Jimenez, Mat Johnson
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, Amir Sulaiman, Justin Torres



163 Court Street
Brooklyn, NY

Greenlight Bookstore
686 Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 

Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts
80 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 

PowerHouse Arena
37 Main Street
Brooklyn, NY 

McNally Jackson Books
52 Prince Street
New York, NY