CO EDITOR IN CHIEF
GRACE LITTLEFIELD is a voyeur, taking notes and names, admiring always a good font. Her new spirit animal in DTLA is the matte black El Camino, and she's a fan of Santee Alley wigs. Grace's day-to-day includes beating production schedules into everyone's heads, stroking writers' egos (or heartily critiquing them) and making sure that WHOLE BEAST RAG as an entity is both structurally sound and sustainable. Her other projects include those with Think Tank Gallery and Patry+Kline.
CO EDITOR IN CHIEF
KATHARINE HARGREAVES is responsible for curating the overall identity and conceptual vision of WHOLE BEAST RAG. Born a pony, she has thus far lived a successful life as an undercover woman. Raised on fresh grass in the wilds of Wisconsin, Katharine's first name was Wind Feather. As a teenager she got teased in the locker room for her tail. She types 65 words a minute with hooves. She enjoys surreal landscapes, sleeping in, eating all the tacos, and taking pictures of trash throughout downtown Los Angeles. She is a resident artist at Think Tank Gallery. Peep more of her writing + projects.
As Digital Publisher, WILL HAWKINSON is responsible for making WHOLE BEAST RAG available in a variety of formats so that each issue can be enjoyed with intimacy and convenience. As Web Consultant, Will helps the Directors maintain an expansive view of their organization, conceives possible avenues for expansion, and assists in optimizing the reader experience. When he's not living the dream populated by ONEs and ZEROz, Will enjoys sharing good food with wonderful people.
ZAC TOMASZEWSKI is an artist and writer based in Los Angeles, CA. He has also lived in the Bay Area as well as Oslo, Norway for two years while he studied for an MFA at the National Academy. As Art Editor, he will suffer immensely for all of our sins. A native Southern Californian, Zac will engage with emergent artists at both the local level and internationally. As a critic, he will try to figure out clever-sounding ways to tell you what he likes or doesn't. As just a regular guy, he will try to go mountain biking more often.
ADAM SEGAL doesn’t care what you write, so long as it’s good, well-crafted, and honest. He’s well aware that not everyone is so taken by literature as he is, but that won’t prevent him from sharing with whoever wants to listen. He loves extremely sharp knives, cooking, passionate discourse, Belgian-style tripels and quads, and the company of others. Adam is a mostly vegetarian professional meat wizard. He lives in the Midwest and is happy here, for now. His calves are impressive.
BERND SAUERMANN lives in a former station of the Underground Railroad in the state of ham, bourbon, and tobacco, AKA the Commonwealth of Kentucky. He teaches literature, film, and composition at Hopkinsville Community College and brews beer in addition to making sausage, cheese, and wine. He generally enjoys life with his wife, three children, and a constantly fluctuating number of dogs and cats. He's had poems, stories, and photography published in Connotation Press: An Online Artifact, The McSweeney's Book of Poets Picking Poets, McSweeney's, Southern Indiana Review, Anti-, New Orleans Review, Nimrod, Conduit, Comstock Review, The Kansas Quarterly Review of Literature, and other publications. He is also an ordained clergyman in the Church of Spiritual Humanism (Google it).
Diego Báez has a degree in poetry from Rutgers-Newark and the mistaken surname "Diaz" on his mailbox in Chicago. The Latino UPS guy Diego's gotten to know fairly well finds this totally reprehensible. Diego's interested in the popular impact of literature, in celebrity and emulation, thinking machines, communication, and language. His column will hopefully reflect this. He never actually says "reprehensible," the brown delivery guy, now that you mention it. Diego teaches English at Harry "The S stands for S" Truman College.
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PETER BOYLE grew up in New Jersey, caused trouble in New York, studied English, Art History, and Film at Lawrence University in Wisconsin, and crash-landed in Minneapolis. He is eager to prove that the art he loves is worth loving, which occasionally results in ten-minute diatribes about the emotional impact of spring reverb. Thorough contemplation of sound is his passion, his hobby, and often his profession. Catch him sitting on his couch, or gallivanting around the Twin Cities, hunting down cheap beer and cool shows.
RYN GIBSON loves baking kringla, painting her friends in drag, and plucking her chin hairs. She doesn’t enjoy apathy, Rupert Murdoch or ill-made cocktails. Her column explores personal narratives inspired by particular libations, the art behind mixology, and the history of the liquids that makes cocktails so easy to imbibe. She also writes for the zine Creative Ladies are Powerful and culture publication l'etoile.
BRI LAPELUSA has been told that her destiny in life is to make people uncomfortable and she agrees. She’s interested in treading boundaries and exploiting herself for the sake of words—her column will explore these concepts and how they pertain to issues of morality. Much of her work utilizes personal narrative to address social issues; she’s fascinated by consumer syntax, Internet culture, food, gender dynamics, sexuality, and the ways in which they’re interrelated. She has a blog called P.S.A, and she spends most of her free time singing or watching slasher films.
TICKY SOWDENHAM studied writing at Sarah Lawrence College. She is working on a novel and has written erotic novellas that are available on Amazon.com. Ticky's column will encompass such frothy subjects as erotica and sex in literature while also tackling weightier issues like feminism, gender politics, and the crumbling of the patriarchy.
CRONOHAWK is an Artist, Photographer, Carpenter, Builder, Designer, Paranormal Detective; I do not like the label psychic—once you label me you assign me to that one thing, but you also define me by that thing and bring me into existence, so let’s go with Metaphysical Specialist. Best known as a guest host on Paranormal Radio. They have asked me to go full host and I might as well open that up wide open now with this whole new fantastic world the universe has laid before me. I dwell in the land of wonder. I am fascinated by quantum science; I take a scientist point of view toward mind body and soul. My goal in the beginning of my training was to be a paranormal cleanser but then I get there and it’s like who cares no one cares that you can travel through time and space heal people with your mind; remove pesky ghosts.
JOEY HEINEN is a Moving Image Archivist and dabbler living in Brooklyn who moonlights as DJ Daddy Long-Legs for WHOLE BEAST RAG. He loves art, adventure, and people, though by New York standards is often considered domestic...but who wouldn't be with three gorgeous furballs at home named Maple, Ninja, and James?