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—it is a brilliant dissonance of ideas and art that contain no bound, an ever-evolving dialogue between past and presnt. Put simply, Spook is a Lucille Clifton verse set to a Madlib beat.


Founder + Editor
Jason Parham

Arts Editor
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Fiction Editor
Victor LaValle

Poetry Editor
Warsan Shire

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

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, 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, 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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