Who We Are

Upon its debut in 2012, Spook was hailed by the Los Angeles Review of Books as “an invaluable contribution to the cultural conversation.” The magazine is a blend of essay, fiction, poetry and photography, serving as a space for alternative voices, emerging narratives and noted storytellers.

Spook is the essence, the pulse — a creative exchange of ideas and art that contain no bound, a constantly-evolving dialogue between past and present.

Founder + Editor
Jason Parham

Arts Editor
Kameelah Janan Rasheed

Contributing Editors
Ashley J. Finigan, Victor LaValle (Fiction), Warsan Shire (Poetry)

Robel Kassa, Public-Library

Digital Producers
Jalylah Burrell, Richard Stevenson Jr.

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, Texas Isaiah, 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, Rembert Browne, Melissa Ann Chadburn, Angelica Cheri, Jozen Cummings, Josie Duffy-Rice, 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