LUNA NEGRA VIDEOS
Luna Negra's Spring 2012 print issue features an upcoming technology that bridges the gap between the printed medium and multimedia. Until now, audio and video have never been an integral part of the printed medium, but with Aurasma Lite, a free app available on smartphones and tablets, Luna Negra invites you to not only read the magazine, but to engage with it. Pick up a copy of our magazine and interact with it!
Watch this video to learn how to interact with Luna Negra's Spring 2012 print issue.
Christian O'Keeffe reads his poem "Apples and Bread." He is twenty years old and from Kent, Ohio.
Some of his influences include the river, Jim Carroll, Maj Ragain, Jack Micheline, Bob Kaufman, moths,
deer, blue heron, Kurt Cobain, Arthur Rimbaud, and that ecstatic act of walking.
Ashton Kamburoff reads his poem "After School Special." He was born in Cleveland, Ohio on Valentines
Day. Women love this about him. He is a junior-ish English major at Kent State. Ashton is convinced that
the six pre-med students that live above him are secretly planning to dissect his body. He listens to
rock n' roll and drinks beer but keeps the noise to a minimum. Six pre-med students are trying to "study.”
Sri Upadhyay reads her poem "Gold." She is a senior psychology and English major at Kent State.
She has been published in Exhalations Literary Magazine and The Ralph Munn Creative Writing Anthology, and was also awarded the Perryman & Toerne Writing Awards. She plans on achieving a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, and staying in academia until she finds a job, or her money runs out, whichever comes first.
Franklin Easter reads his poem "Queenie."
is in his senior year at Kent State University. He is an
applied communications major with a minor in writing. He hopes to one day become a noteworthy novelist.
Tracy Paar reads her poem, "Towerless."
She is a senior at Kent State and will graduate with a degree
in English. She plans to continue her career in writing after college, whether in a recreational or professional form. She lives with her "canine-child," Bingley, and her long-suffering boyfriend in Cuyahoga Falls.
Ellie Shorey reads her poem "On The Eastern Fence Line." Sheis a junior English major with a creative
writing minor. Her work has appeared in Jenny, Folio, and elsewhere. Her short chapbook, The Body
Never Forgets, is forthcoming from Binge Press in 2012. Ellie is a Wick Poetry Center intern and enjoys teaching outreach workshops when possible.
Joe Boyle reads his poem "Munich." He is a senior history major, minoring in English and writing. He
enjoys writing and reading, musical performance, skiing, food and drink, and Gemütlichkeit. He plans
to pursue a master's program in creative writing, either in the U.S. or the British Isles.
Sarah James reads her poem "But What Do I Do with the Old Couch?" She is a senior public relations
major from Cleveland, Ohio. She does not know what she is doing after graduation but is perfectly fine
with this uncertainty. She enjoys knitting, hiking and thrifting.
Tina Puckett reads her poem "Reconfiguring." She's an undergraduate psychology alumna and a current graduate student in the Department of English at Kent State University. She is also a student of the
NEOMFA program with a concentration in poetry. She currently serves as editor of the Rock in the River Literary Series for Standing Rock Cultural Arts in Kent, Ohio.
Coleman Mahler reads his poem "Flamingoes." He is a sophomore English major at Kent State with a
writing minor. He has been writing poetry since he was a sophomore in high school and hopes to one
day publish a chapbook. His poetry is dedicated to his mother who always encouraged him to do what
he loves, even if it doesn't make him any money.
Lisa Grande reads her poem "Overgrown." She is from Stow, Ohio and grew up in an all-Italian family.
Lisa currently resides in Kent with her best friend whom she met in kindergarten. Lisa is a junior English
major and spends most of her time writing and dreaming about owning a ring-tailed lemur.
Alexa Mallernee reads her poem "Slash and Burn." She was born in Canton, Ohio and is currently a
senior speech pathology major with a writing minor at Kent State. Some of her influences include Bob
Dylan, E.E. Cummings, Sylvia Plath, banjo music, passing trains, temperate forests and the human larynx.